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Chapter 4 Lesson 1

Presented by:
Carl Janzell N. Oropesa
Prince Zydrick Salazar
“You think you own whatever land you land on.
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim.
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name.”

- Stephen Schwartz, “Colors of the Wind”
Analysis

 Personally, how do you regard the things in the
environment? As objects to make life more comfortable?
As means to fulfill your needs? As a gift?

 What does “observe prudence and frugality towards the


environment” mean to you?

 What is your opinion regarding the various


environmental movements you hear about? Do you think
their actions create impact on saving our environment?
There are 3 main approaches of
understanding our relationship
with the environment

1. Cosmo-centric approach

2. Theocentric approach

3. Anthropocentric approach
Cosmo-centric Approach

 Cosmo-centric is a belief that the natural state of our
universe should remain as it is, without human
attempts to terraform planets for human habitation.
Heraclitus' theory can be understood as a response
to the philosophy of his Ionian predecessors.

 Mainstream science does not yet acknowledge the


existence of qi (chi), the invisible life energy of the
universe that is said to flow through all things.
Cosmo-centric Approach

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Theocentric Approach

Anthropocentric Approach