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World Views and Issues Around Nature

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Part of the Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures book series (SCPT, volume 12)

Abstract

This chapter explains the background to the conceptualisations of nature . It starts with a general historical overview of world views of different ancient civilisations about nature. The introduction then lists the philosophical issues and themes that are prominently in discussion around the concept of nature and the relationship of human beings to the non-human world. These themes and issues will form the context for further discussions in the succeeding chapters.

Keywords

Nature World views Conceptualisation of nature Physis Tzu-jan Woman and nature 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manipal Centre for Philosophy and HumanitiesManipal University ManipalIndia

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