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Being HumanEthics, Environment, and Our Place in the World$
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Anna Peterson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780520226548

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520226548.001.0001

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The Social Construction of Nature and Human Nature

The Social Construction of Nature and Human Nature

(p.51) Chapter Three The Social Construction of Nature and Human Nature
Being Human

Anna L. Peterson

University of California Press

This chapter focuses on social theories concerning the social construction of nature and human nature. It highlights the ways that very different visions of nature can also help generate dangerous attitudes and practices regarding nonhuman nature. It discusses the construals of nature and evaluates the relevance of ethics and environmentalism to the social construction of nature. It also suggests that while anthropological and ethical conceptions are closely linked, no single conception of humanness is uniquely and wholly damaging to the environment or anything else.

Keywords:   nature, human nature, social construction, ethics, environmentalism, humanness

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