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Metaphors and Metaphysics in Ecology

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image of Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology

Ecological science has at one time or another deemed nature a machine, an organism, a community, or a system. These metaphors do not refer to any metaphysical entity, but are useful fictions in terms of how they reflect the beliefs and values held by members of a scientific and cultural community. First I trace the history of ecological metaphors from the metaphysical and cultural perspectives. Then I document a gradual transition from a belief in structural natural order to a belief in conceptual natural order. Finally, I conclude by arguing that the metaphysical allegiances of ecological theories have largely been shaped by aesthetic considerations.

Affiliations: 1: University of North Texas, Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies, 1155 Union Circle, #310920, Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA

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2011-07-01
2016-09-25

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