What is a worldview? As the word itself suggests, a worldview is an overall view of the world. It’s not a physical view of the world, but rather a philosophical view, abroad perspective on everything that exists and matters to us. A person’s worldview represents his most fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the universe he inhabits. It reflects how he would answer all the ‘big questions’ of human existence: fundamental questions about who and what we are, where we came...
The environment is a constant topic for a lot of kinds of people in the world. The debate on the environment is only growing due to advances in technology and more coverage about the environment on social media and news outlets. This leads to people’s environmental ‘worldviews’, or simply how people think we should use the environment and how it should affect us. Some people have no idea what they think about the environment but that is not such a...
An environmental worldview is our assumption about the value and use of the environment. Everyone’s worldview, when it comes to the environment, is different; circumstantial to the way you were raised, your religious background, and simply just where you put the environment’s well-being on your list of priorities. These worldviews are broken down into three different categories: the anthropocentric worldview, the life/earth-centric worldview, and the biblical worldview. The anthropocentric worldview is when people think that the role of humans is...
My worldviews have been significantly impacted by my surroundings, and are based on my experiences, and influences from family, friends, teachers and media. My views have been shaped by combination of sad events, experiences and beliefs passed down by my family. I believe humanity acquired the core values and beliefs from childhood and are greatly influenced by their families, some of which are passed down over generations. I strongly believe that the universe was created by God inclusive of all...
At the beginning of this class, I would have said I was that the US was doing good producing renewable energy and that my footprint was pretty low. After using the footprint calculator and reading the assigned chapters I am not sure either of these are true. I knew this was a science class when I signed up for it, but I didn’t know that it would encompass the renewable and nonrenewable energies chapters and the ones about population and...
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Throughout life, we often wonder how ideas can be related to another idea. As we grow older and become more aware, our worldview is highly affected by our culture. This is why we see life a certain way. ‘Developing a Worldview’ by Deanne Spears has the best definition of worldviews. Spears says that our worldview derives from those around us such as family members, teachers, and friends (Spears). There are many aspects that go into shaping one’s worldview which can...
The purpose of this essay is to compare my worldview to another worldview. Firstly, I will talk about my worldview and what I have perceived from my ancestor (tupuna). Secondly, discussion of my value, attitude, and beliefs. Also comparing it to Tokelau whakatauki (tradition) saying. Furthermore, I will discuss how the two worldviews reflect the work of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory and Pohatu’s ‘Te Tuakiritanga’. Lastly, a conclusion will be given, in this mahi tuhituhi. My Worldview Growing up in...
As a Christian, my environmental worldview varies from others. Some people think we should take charge of everything and disregard other creatures, but I believe God intended us to live in harmony. I also believe that God created this planet and all of its components for us humans to live on in harmony with wildlife, care for it, utilize its resources in a responsible manner because he gifted us humans the knowledge to versus other creatures. In this paper, I...
The way an individual perceives natural environments can be dependent on personal experiences, which can shape how they see the world and develop their connection with nature. In relation to Peter Martin’s nature continuum (1996), I will be discussing the worldviews of deep ecology and ecofeminism, and how they contrast and compare to each other. Mckenzie (1987) defines a worldview as an interpretation of life or a reflection of the biosphere. Depending on the specific views and education of the...
Tests of a worldview are tests which help in deciding if one’s worldview are integrated, cohesive, and consistent. Our beliefs in death, afterlife, and God are examples in how these worldviews can be different from someone else’s. Some people may have other values and what they feel is a meaningful life. There are people who value nature, facts, and science while others follow the Bible. Situations like these can cause two people to look at life differently and disagree with...