Thoughts on Mother Nature

What do we mean when we speak of Mother Nature? What is the meaning of the word “nature” itself, and how has it changed in modernity? And is Mother Nature a divinity?

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00:00 Introduction
00:23 The contemporary idea of nature
04:02 The ancient idea of nature
06:50 Comparison of ancient and modern ideas
11:47 The natural world vs. the human world
14:43 The modern return to nature
17:22 Nature and relativism
20:41 Is Nature a god?
23:11 Closing remarks

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Author: Rich