English: The environment has become one of the major issues of our time. Environmental
management has become a discipline with different approaches to protect the environment
against the effects of human exploitation. The basis of managerial approaches
to environmental issues is to be found in the nature-culture dialectic as expressed in
the modern humanistic ideology of mastery in a technical and economic sense. Such a
dialectical approach is hierarchical and will prioritise either nature or culture. A nondialectical
approach, such as can be found in Reformational philosophy, gives more
possibilities to encompass the future of humankind and nature in one perspective.