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biophilia

(bi′ō-fĭl′ē-ə, -fēl′yə)
n.
A strong attraction for or emotional attachment to the living world.

bi′o·phil′ic (-ĭk) adj.
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biophilia

A non-medical term for the love of life or living systems.
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In The Biophilia Hypothesis, Kellert SR, Wilson EO (eds).
(26.) See generally THE BIOPHILIA HYPOTHESIS, supra note 1.
Ulrich, Biophilia, Biophobia, and Natural Landscapes, in THE BIOPHILIA HYPOTHESIS, supra note 1, at 73.
During my stay, I ducked in and out of "theme" goings-on at Mohonk, such as "Celebration of the Night Sky: An Astronomy Weekend" and an "Environmental Values Conference," where two speakers addressed the "Biophilia Hypothesis" in the elegant Main Parlor.
In the Fall of 1993 a book will appear called The Biophilia Hypothesis, edited by Stephen Kellert of Yale University and myself, in which authors of different disciplines examine the idea that there is indeed an innate relationship between human beings and the natural environment.
In this way it is like the biophilia hypothesis: empirical support for strong biophilic tendencies absent early experience of nature-rich environments is similarly weak (compare Joyce and De Block, 2011).
'"Nature and I are two": A critical examination of the biophilia hypothesis'.
Antoine in The Biophilia Hypothesis, encapsulates the book's theme: through loss of contact with the natural world and destruction of its biological diversity, human beings risk losing their senses.
This theory is known as the biophilia hypothesis and its basis is that there is genetic tendency to affiliate with life (Wilson 1993, Wilson, 1984), whereas connectedness to nature is subjective, and refers to an individual affective sense of connection with the natural world.