This week we learned about the philosophical dimension of an environmental world

This week we learned about the philosophical dimension of an environmental worldview, focusing on three major views of reality: materialism, idealism, and dualism. Now it is your chance to explore the relevance of these philosophies for understanding humanity’s relationship to the environment. In three to four pages compare how each of these three views would explain how humans relate to nature (about one page each). When discussing each philosophy, be sure to briefly explain its view of reality in your own words, as clearly and concisely as possible. Next, interpret how a proponent of that viewpoint would most likely think about the relationship between humans and nature, in your opinion. Support your interpretation by citing the texts from this class (i.e., Plato, Lucretius, Descartes, Williams, and Grim & Tucker) and ONLY those texts.

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