Sandner J., 2008; Selected epistemological and methodological aspects of the Biosphere concept in pursuit of an empirical research platform for ecophilosophy, Monograph; Holistic Approach to Environment Conservation, Wydawnictwo UKSW, Warszawa, s.77-88.
Wydawnictwo UKSW, Warszawa
The problem of comprehending environment related problems depends not only on the development of natural sciences as such, but also on their cooperation on an interdisciplinary level. Frequently this proves, however, to be difficult to implement, as in the majority of cases those sciences are characterized by a diverse study methodology, and have differing specialist vocabulary, which frequently leads to “incompatibility” of gained test results. Such “incompatibility” may be related to a completely different interpretation of the same natural phenomena. The absence of a standardized and concurrently a well defined approach to problems of environmental protection may be observed already at the level of elementary notions. The most widespread example of such arbitrariness is rather free use, frequently in an interchangeable way, of such notions as: ecology and environment protection, or ecosystem and the biosphere. Those notions are in may cases used as convenient counterparts.
Methodological aspects of the Biosphere, Environmental protection, Ecology, Ecosystem, Biosphere.