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Terms and Definitions Worksheet

Terms and Definitions Worksheet
Write brief descriptions for each of the terms below. If you use an outside source to define them, include the citation for the source.

Scientific method

Environmental science

Anthropocentrism

Biocentrism

Dualism

Ecocentrism

Ecology

Ecophilosophy

Ethics

Hedonism

Holism

Individualism

Materialism

Metaphysical

Minimalism

Monism

Ethical extensionism

Pluralism

Naturalism

Normative

Pragmatic

Relativism

Utilitarian

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Terms and Definitions Worksheet
Write brief descriptions for each of the terms below. If you use an outside source to define them, include the citation for the source.

TERM DEFINITION SOURCE
Scientific method A method of research in which a problem is identified, relevant data are gathered, a hypothesis is formulated, and empirically tested.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Scientific+method

Environmental science The branch of science concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Environmental+science

Anthropocentrism
Regarding humans as the central element of the universe;
Interpreting reality exclusively in terms of human values and experience.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Anthropocentrism

Biocentrism
The belief that all creatures have rights and values; being centered on nature rather than humans.
highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070294267/student_view0/glossary_a-d.html

Dualism The state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.

NOTE: Cultural Dictionary
In philosophy and theology, any system that explains phenomena by two opposing principles. Many philosophers hold to a dualism of mind and matter, or mind and body. For many ...

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