M. O. A. Ezimah


This paper presents an anthology of debate on nature and man’s responsibility for it. Different perspectives are presented which constitute the lenses of man’s conceptual and symbolic creations: mythologies, sciences, philosophies, theologies and even language. It is these conceptions which constitute man’s experience that form the basis of his dealings with nature. These conceptions represent a dialogue that we all need to engage in about nature as everyone’s business – not just that of specialists and intellectuals. This anthology is therefore offered in the belief that the present state of our environment demands that we reexamine our fundamental beliefs which underlie our treatment of the natural world.

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man, nature, environmental philosophy, Judeo-Christian theology, humanism, anthropocentrism, science and technology

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