March 29 - part 1 only

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Thursday, March 29, 2011
Prof, MacDonald
ENV222H1S
Evaluation of efforts in society, state, market and by individuals P.1
EXAM
give yourself at least 30 mins for each essay question
go through lecture notes, syllabus and find the common themes for possible questions
it is a Scantron exam
wrapping up course: 1st half of next Tuesday review - 2nd half exam question
The Individual
one thing found by prof: psychology is not used as much as economics for analyzing the self-
interests of the individual
analogous - analogy breaks down - thus individuals are not really looked at as subjects to
analyze
The single human being
Three units of analysis w/in social sciences: the group, the individual, the organization
organization: is a form of power
group: a number of individuals that share common ideas
organization: they are bounded by a set of rules, it vastly decreases the power of the collective
Uncoordinated individuals have almost no power
difficult to see individual as unique b/c ideas will come from the larger group, and behaviours
will come from the system of the group
Environment defined as that which lies outside the individual
environment against nature
this lends to psychological concepts of alienation: since it is outside of me it does not affect me
and I have no responsibility
connection: the need to connect is the problem of humans in trying to connect with their
environments
also there is this connotation of nature as the natural i.e. the “non-human manufactured”; the
wild
we are interested in attitudes towards nature vs attitude towards everything else
difficulty: where does nature stop and human artifacts begin
Factors influencing actors before nature
demographics such as gender, race, status - readings state that they are not that significant
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Evaluation of efforts in society, state, market and by individuals p. 1. Factors influencing actors before nature demographics such as gender, race, status - readings state that they are not that significant www. notesolution. com the origins of the environmental movement have been thought to have begun due to class differences (1950s) Does the individual matter in terms of what is happening? relationships in terms of public opinion policies yes: past lectures: ideas having causal form in and out of themselves - e. g. the computing cloud: the ideas shape behaviours particularly under the form of unexplored assumptions. problem: taking ideas as not being connected: you"ve got to have the human being to have the idea. They cannot have causal form unless there are human beings working to implement them. ideas take power b/c there is a benefit to them. in a capital society: value has to do w/private property.

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