In many philosophical doctrines nature plays a key role. How do you define nature? I am constantly wondering if man is from nature or is man nature/a part of nature itself. Today I made an observation that maybe nature is innate life. This would really help me in my studies so what do you guys think? Thanx,jessica:brickwall::detective:
Could not nature be look at as the pristine order, the originally arrangement of elements, before the introduction of the industry of man? In the cosmos we contemplate the order left by chaos, does not industry serve the purpose of chaos to nature, in her rhythms and balances, certainly the state of the environment today might indicate that. Nature too might be considered the purest expression of indifference, so much so that life finds ways in cooperative efforts like packs, groups, tribes, societies and civilizations to defend ourselves against the cold indifference of nature, and now, now we must learn to nuture her, for she is that eternal refreshment, she, after fighting her so long, we realized her to be, our very lives. Edit: Just an added thought, which might help in pinning down a defination of nature, there is no such thing as a closed system, so that of necessity would indicate that it is all a continuum, very system which is not closed, and there are no closed systems, is part of that continuum. My two cents!!