The Problem of the Relation of Man-Nature-God and Two Basic Proposals against the Global Ecological Disaster


BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, vol.8, no.2, pp.641-664, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.641-664
  • Inonu University Affiliated: Yes


According to materialist and positivist scientists and thinkers, the universe is absurd, nonsense and a coincidental structure; a human being is a coincidentally thrown being. So, he or she is all alone, desperate and extremely alienated to the universe. In this respect, there is an exact oppositeness and hostility between the human being and the universe. We think that these views have played an extremely important role in the environmental disasters we have had so far. More precisely, it seems that these views have influenced the environmental understanding of the human being adversely. In this article, these views will be examined, analyzed and criticized in terms of philosophical and philosophy of religion. Besides, the anthropic principle and the metaphysical dimension of man we think of being closely related to these views will be dealt with and evaluated. These two matters point out that human being the universe, in one respect between the part and the whole is a strict relationship and an unbreakable connection. Because these two approaches are quite important human-universe relation for being can reconstruct in a strong and strict way. Thus, we think of the anthropic principle and the metaphysical dimension of man have a potential possibility the global disaster can avoid or decrease.