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Lecture 36

ES101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 36: Ecofeminism, Hunter-Gatherer, Deep Ecology

Environmental Studies
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Edmund Okoree

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9.4: Worldviews
In the first chapter of the textbook (Section 1-6) the authors introduced the concept of
Worldviews. If you haven't read this section yet, go back and read it now. Combining the
concepts found in Chapters 1 and 28, complete the following:
What is meant by your Environmental Worldview?
What are the main differences between the following types of worldviews?
Planetary Management Worldview: humans are the planets most
powerful important and dominant species and we can and should maange
the Earth mostly for our own benefit. Other species and parts of nature are
seem as having only instrumental value based on how useful they are to
use. This is a form of utilitarianism
Stewardship Worldview: We are the plants most important species but
we have an ethical responsibility to care for the rest of nature. We will
probs not run out of resources but they should not be wasted. We should
encourage environmentally beneficial forms of economic growth and
discourage harmful forms. Lastly our success depends on how well we
manage the earth's life support systems for our benefit and the rest of
Environmental Wisdom Worldview: Nature exists for all species and
we are not in charge of the Earth. Resources are limited should not be
wasted and are not all for us. We should encourage earth sustaining forms
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