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Humanism and nature – some reflections on a complex relationship
The paper starts with a systematical analysis of the interrelationship of humanism and nature. It proceeds to a historical reconstruction of this relationship in the development of Western humanism from ancient Rome via ...
Man and nature in the Confucian tradition: some reflections in the twenty-first century
Amidst the trend of globalisation, this paper is focused squarely on the most fundamental and urgent problem for the twenty-first century: the relationship between man and nature. It explores this question by analyzing ...
The world of spirits and the respect for nature: towards a new appreciation of animism
The belief in spirits has diminished in Western thought since Enlightenment. But it has not disappeared totally. In the subconscious of people and in different subcultures and also in literature and art it is still alive. ...