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Terms and Definitions Worksheet
Write brief descriptions for each of the following terms. If you use an outside source to define them, include an APA citation for the source.
|Scientific method |A procedural method that consist of systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses |
| |(Biology on line). |
|Environmental science |Environmental Science is the study of ...view middle of the document...
|Ecocentrism |The examination or assurance that environmental concerns ought to take precedence over the needs and rights of human beings believed in seclusion |
| |(Britannica, 2010). |
|Ecology |The branch of the biological sciences that deals with the association among human beings and their surroundings, including their affiliation with other|
| |life forms (Cockell, 2008). |
|Ecophilosophy |Eco-philosophy is "ecological" in the broadest sense: it sees humanity as one with nature, as an integral part of the process of evolution which |
| |carries the universe onward from matter to life, to consciousness, and ultimately to divine (Stanford, 2004). |
|Ethics |Ethics is at deals with morality. The main concern with ethic differentiating among good and evil in the world (Webster, 2010). |
|Hedonism |Hedonism is the claim that only pain or pleasure can drive us (Stanford, 2004). |
|Holism |A theory that the universe and especially living nature is correctly seen in terms of interacting wholes (as of living organisms) that are more than |
| |the mere sum of elementary particles (Dictionary.com) |
|Individualism |Individualism is the one side compared to its opposite, that is the level to which human beings are put together into groups. (Stanford, 2004). |
|Materialism |A theory that physical matter is the only or fundamental reality and that all being and processes and phenomena can be explained as manifestations or |
| |results of matter (Webster, 2011). |
|Metaphysical |Metaphysics is a study that uses large ideas to help describe authenticity and our perceptive of it. (PBS, 2009). |
|Minimalism |One who promotes a reasonable or traditional approach, action, or policy, as...