Perspectives on Deep Ecology Term Paper by Master Researcher

Perspectives on Deep Ecology
An examination of the concept of "Deep Ecology".
# 36579 | 2,150 words | 13 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 12, 2003 in Biology (Ecology) , Environmental Studies (General)

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The paper explains the meaning of the concept "Deep Ecology" and discusses the perspectives of Judaism and Christianity on ecology and man's relationship with the environment in general. The paper considers some modern views and also examines the socialist view on environmental problems. The paper concludes that Deep Ecology is concerned with the questions of man's place in the scheme of nature, and any culture's answers to these questions depend on its view of nature and man's relationship to it.

From the Paper:

"Ecology is the study of the relationship of living organisms -- plants and animals -- to their physical and biological environment. The former includes the physical elements and conditions for survival such as light, heat, water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and soil nutrients while the latter includes other organisms, both plants and animals.
"Ecology contributes to the study and understanding of environmental problems though it is not the same thing as environmental science. Introduced by the biologist Ernst Haeckel in 1866, the term shares the same root word as economics and is derived from the Greek oikos ['household'].
"Modern ecology, began in part with Charles Darwin, and his theory of evolution which emphasized the adaptation of organisms to their environment through natural selection. Within a given ecosystem, organisms have to compete for resources, and the more successful survive."

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