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Demystifying Nature
A discussion of the history of Man's understanding of nature and modern philosophies of man's position within nature.
# 119236 | 1,600 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 12, 2010 in Philosophy (Science) , History (General) , Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper discusses the history of Man's understanding of nature. It discusses how early Man viewed acts of nature as magic or caprices of the gods, as well as how Man began to understand and even control his environment in a rudimentary way. The paper discusses civilized Man's interactions with nature and looks at the philosophies and theories of Man's position within nature.

From the Paper:

"Only human reason can establish morality and only through goodwill, for every other action can be traced directly to an evil action no matter how well intended it was meant to be at the outset. But Kant, in his self-appointed role of arbiter of the guideposts for humanity is vague on what actually constitutes goodwill, though we have to have it or all is lost. That idea begins the first section of his Groundwork and we assume we will learn what it takes to achieve it. But he does not say it is the only good, but rather the only good without limits and even when combined with manifestations of evil it remains good; and no other good does this, but rather becomes corrupt in the end (Kant, Gier, N.)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kant, E., Gregor, M, Korsgaard, C. Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 1997
  • Kant, E., Gier, N. Last Judgment as Self-Assessment: Kant, Autonomy and Divine Power.
  • Kant, E., Wood, A. Basic Writings of Kant. New York: Random House. 2001
  • Kant, E., Wood, A. The Goodwill as Good Without Limitation.
  • The Holy Bible. King James Version. Genesis, 3.5. New York: Penguin Books 1974

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