50 years after landing on the moon the media and scientists still dream about further exploring space. Yet the images of planet earth have shifted our focus: we return to where we started, with a renewed awareness of the place we have always lived in.
For a long time civilisation was equated with cultivating wilderness and urbanisation. Now climate change is threatening us, in many fields – including law – the positive value of wilderness is being rediscovered and the importance of experiencing it.
According to law philosophers Western civilisation, reigned by law and reason, has always differed profoundly from the ‘savage’ world guided by myth. Yet by making the creation of order out of chaos central to the concept of law, myth has lived on.