By Dale Jamieson

A significant other to Environmental Philosophy is a pioneering paintings within the burgeoning box of environmental philosophy. This ground-breaking quantity includes thirty-six unique articles exemplifying the wealthy range of scholarship during this box.

* includes thirty-six unique articles, written by means of overseas students.
* lines the roots of environmental philosophy in the course of the exploration of cultural traditions from all over the world.
* Brings environmental philosophy into dialog with different fields and disciplines reminiscent of literature, economics, ecology, and legislations.
* Discusses environmental difficulties that stimulate present debates.

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Wuxing (five elements) and yin-yang (yin and yang) The concept wuxing refers to the five natural elements of water, fire, wood, metal, and earth. It has been argued that the idea of a set of five categories dates back to the Shang dynasty, with the four directions (north, south, east, and west) plus, implicitly, the center (Allan 1991, pp. 74±111). In its usage, the concept wuxing was not primarily understood literally, that is, to signify some physical or material composition of existing things.

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On the whole, it is quite clear that yin-yang was treated differently from wuxing in that, while the two concepts are often referred to in a particular passage, the terms were not used co-extensively or synonymously. '' Both uses imply gradients on a scale rather than polar opposites. As employed by Zou Yan and others in the Yin-Yang School, yin and yang became paradigms of a complementary (non-antagonistic) dualism, whereby phenomena could be analyzed in terms of shifting proportions of yin and yang; a predominantly yin phenomenon always contained at least a germ of yang and vice versa (Major 1993, pp.

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