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n Acta Academica - Philosophical issues in environmental management : nature-culture dialectic and sustainability

Volume 41, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

The environment has become one of the major issues of our time. Environmental management has become a discipline with different approaches to protect the environment against the effects of human exploitation. The basis of managerial approaches to environmental issues is to be found in the nature-culture dialectic as expressed in the modern humanistic ideology of mastery in a technical and economic sense. Such a dialectical approach is hierarchical and will prioritise either nature or culture. A non-dialectical approach, such as can be found in Reformational philosophy, gives more possibilities to encompass the future of humankind and nature in one perspective.


Die omgewing het 'n belangrike saak van ons tyd geword. Omgewingsbestuur het as dissipline ontstaan met verskillende benaderings om die omgewing te beskerm teen die effekte van menslike oor-eksploitasie. Die basis van bestuursbenaderings tot omgewingsake kan gevind word in die natuur-kultuurdialektiek soos uitgedruk deur die moderne humanistiese ideologie van beheersing in 'n tegniese en ekonomiese sin. So 'n dialektiese benadering is hiërargies en sal natuur of kultuur prioritiseer. 'n Nie-dialektiese benadering, soos wat in die Reformatoriese filosofie gevind kan word, bied meer moontlikhede om die toekoms van die mens en natuur in een perspektief te omvat.

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