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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.

    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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