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Biophilia

Theory developed by biologist Edward O. Wilson suggesting that humans have an innate affinity for nature.
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(3.) Melson summarizes the biophilia hypothesis early in her
Wilson has called the 'biophilia hypothesis', that is, the idea of an instinctive bond linking human beings to other living systems, is seen nowhere perhaps more clearly than in the complex relationship between people and dogs.
Wilson's (1984) biophilia hypothesis. Sociological and anthropological themes are the subject of Part 3, with the socio-cultural underpinnings of environmental values the focus.
The biophilia hypothesis and life in the 21st century: increasing mental health or increasing pathology.
Kellert in The Biophilia Hypothesis (Island Press, 1993), appears not to be simply a pursuit of dispassionate science.
Wilson, Biophilia and the Conservation Ethic, in THE BIOPHILIA HYPOTHESIS 31, 35 (Stephen R.
Wilson's "biophilia hypothesis" may be highly speculative, possibly unconfirmable, but the idea that love of living things may be genetically imprinted in human nature has been a smashing success.
Wilson (eds), The Biophilia Hypothesis (Washington: Island Press, 1993), pp.