Second Paper Project
Second Paper Project Assignment: Defining “Nature”
Go to the Oxford Dictionary, as well as etymology dictionaries (online and in the library). [Note: We aren’t looking for “nature” in terms of trees, animals, and weather!]
Analyze the historical roots of the word. What ancient language does it derive from? What did it originally mean?
What does it mean today? Get at least two current definitions from credible, modern dictionaries.
What do you think the word means for most people today? How does this meaning contrast with its original meaning? Why do you think this difference in meaning exists today?
Your answer should be at least one and a half pages, double-spaced. You may write more.
Document your sources, including dictionaries, according to MLA or APA style.