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CULTURAL AND IDEOLOGICAL CONSTRUCTION OF NATURE/ENVIRONMENT

“Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment

—Rene Dubos”

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of nature and the meaning attributed to this concept by civilizations.
  • Identify the phases of ecological revolutions as history of man–nature relationships.
  • Identify the dominant environmental ethics you subscribe, to initiate into the concept of sustainable development.
  • Realize the importance of culture in modulating man’s relationship with nature.

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