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dc.contributor.advisorLopes, Vicente
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Taylor ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-10T19:35:54Z
dc.date.available2015-08-10T19:35:54Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationWallace, T. (2015). Riding for Gaia: Expanding ecological awareness through cycling (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5597
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractMy thesis is that committing to a lifestyle in which cycling is a valued component contributes to interest in the environment and the basic ecological understanding that is foundational to the formation of an ecocentric ethic. The thesis and data presented in this paper are intended to support and build upon arguments made by James Lovelock, Stan Rowe, and other members of the philosophical and scientific community cited here who have written to illustrate the ethical priority of Earth. The arguments presented here are, for the most part, in opposition not only with the traditional human focused (anthropocentric) worldview that dominates modern society, but also many well-intentioned green movements presented in spheres of political and social activism. The reason for this widespread rejection of traditional values is that the problems plaguing our planet and threatening our existence are systemic to common thought and are perpetuated by our language and culture. This thesis is presented over the course of six chapters, including this introduction. The second chapter is a review of relevant literature comprised of discussion of summaries of scientific and philosophic works. Following the literature review there is a chapter in which the lifestyles of different types of cyclists are discussed. The third and fourth chapters are a description of the methodology employed to gather and analyze data relevant to this thesis and the presentation of that data. Finally, in the conclusion and discussion chapter the themes discovered in the findings are analyzed for significanceen_US
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dc.format.extent37 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectEcologyen_US
dc.subjectBicyclingen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmentalismen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.titleRiding for Gaia: Expanding Ecological Awareness Through Cyclingen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineBiology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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