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1: Ecologist
2: Environmentalist
3: Eco-Philosopher
4: Green Conservative
Politician
5: Eco-Spiritualist
6: Eco-Anarchist
7: Complex Thinker
8: Eco-Activist
9: Ecologist with a heightened awareness of problems
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Introduction

Eco-Philosophy: Introduction

Overview
 

Cultured dispute:

One of the aims of this learning software is the conveying of competence in handling controversial problems in environmental politics. As a user you are to get the feeling for thew fact that sometimes controversial ideas have the right to exist, that there is not always one "truth".

This means getting more tolerant towards people with a different opinion. At the same time it is also important to hold one's own convictions emphatically, not to drop them rashly under the impression of contrary arguments.

The following sequence of pages shows in an exemplary way what such a state of suspense between tolerance and consistency could look like. Different views will be put side by side. All of them, except the first one, argue in the interests of amusement park opponents, but are nevertheless contrary. The example of the holiday park serves as a practical point of reference and lead-in only. Within a more general framework different world views of environmentalists which seem to be incompatible but nevertheless belong together, will be shown.

The fact that the part of the park opponents is shown in an overweight way here is not to suggest a preconceived opinion to you as a user, but for methodical reasons only.

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