Noticing Disorder in the Universe The domination of humanity linked to the

Noticing disorder in the universe the domination of

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Noticing Disorder in the Universe The domination of humanity linked to the domination of nature based on the anthropocentric model. An unfair or unjust utilization of the environment results in ecological crises and disasters. From this view, it follows that human arrogance toward is justifiable in order to satisfy human interests. Current researches by Zimmerman (1994), Elgin (2009), and Pettman (2012), to name a few, exposed the environmental consequences. Research also shows the implication for both abuses of natural resources and of the generation of wastes and emissions. Humans have a responsibility toward the land. Humanity needs to develop an ecological conscience based on individual responsibility. Ecologists challenge us to adapt a lifestyle that involves simple living. Appreciating the beauty of Nature A. Ancient Thinkers Early Greek philosophers, the Milesians, regarded nature as spatially without boundaries, that is, as infinite or indefinite in extent, one ancient thinker , Anaximander, employed the term "boundless" to convey the further thought that nature is intermediate boundless in the sense that no boundaries between the warm and cold or the moist and dry regions are originally present within it (Solomon & Higgins, 2010) According to Anaximander’s sketch of the genesis of the world (cosmogony), the evolution opposites in a certain region of nature: a portion of the boundless first differentiates itself into a cold-moist mass surrounded by a roughly spherical shell of the warm-dry. Another ancient philosopher, Pythagoras described the universe as a living embodiment of nature's order, harmony, and beauty. He sees our relationship with the universe involving biophilia (love of other living things) and cosmophilia (love of other living beings). Pythagorean beliefs such as vegetarianism, abstinence, refusal to eat beans, refusal to wear animal skins, celibacy, self-examination, immortality, and reincarnation were conceived by the author as ethical and ecological. B. Modern Thinkers Page 2 of 5 Senior High School Department Group No.5 Date: October 11, 2019 HE 12-05 Topic: The Human Person in the Environment
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Immanuel Kant- expressed that beauty is ultimately a symbol of morality (Kant, 1997) and we must to ignore any practical motive or inclination that we have or instead contemplate the object without being distracted by our desires (Goldblatt & Brown, 2010). We should try our best to be free of our personal biases when we analyze opinions and express our ideas.
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  • Ecology, Natural environment, Senior High School Department

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