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The Connections Between Ecological and Human Health Stefan Krauss

The Connections Between Ecological and Human Health

Stefan Krauss

Published July 9th 2014
ISBN : 9783656687061
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12 pages
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Essay from the year 2004 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: HD, Murdoch University (ISTP - Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy), course: Ecology, Society, And Human Health, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English,MoreEssay from the year 2004 in the subject Environmental Sciences, grade: HD, Murdoch University (ISTP - Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy), course: Ecology, Society, And Human Health, 16 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: This essay examines, comprehensively and entertainingly, the following two questions: What are the connections between ecological health and human health? How strong do you believe these connections to be and why?, abstract: From what to how questions: Questions of the type What is/are the nature/the co nnections of/between such and such? contain archaic neglected residues. They insinuate that one heads out in the world and will find the nature of or the connections between such and such. The author emphasises the need to overcome such a naive realisticontological worldview and to take a more linguistic-constructivist approach. One does not discover god-given essences or connections, but rather humans construct worldviews according to their available technologies, cultures, and aims. Thus, this essay will try to answer the question How do certain authors write about the connections between human health and ecological health?. (ii) Semantic illusions: Taking Nelson Goodman seriously, the question can be divided into several sub-questions. The definite article in the notion the connections seduces one to assume that there is a definite set of connections. Rather, it is the case that by different a uthors different connections are named. And actually, what does the term connection mean? Linguistic connections between the terms human health and ecological health could be that both terms (a) contain the word health, (b) consist of two words, or (c) that they differ in the amount of letters. In order to try to give more substantial connections between human health and ecological health, it is necessary to investigate what these terms mean, or to put it in a more appropriate way, how the (a