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What is Biophilia?

The word biophilia comes from the Greek words "philio" meaning love and "bio" which means life.


The term "biophilia was first used by Eric Fromm, a social psychologist, in "The Heart of a Man" in 1964.

Biologist Edward O Wilson later defined Biophilia as "the innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes" in his book Biophilia published in 1984.

In 1993, Stephen Keller developed The Biophilia Hypothesis:

The biophilia hypothesis proclaims a human dependence on nature that extends far beyond the simple issues of material and physical sustenance to encompass as well the human craving for aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive, and even spiritual meaning and satisfaction.

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