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The Resource Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction, Sahotra Sarkar

Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction, Sahotra Sarkar

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Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction
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Biodiversity and environmental philosophy
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an introduction
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Sahotra Sarkar
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GE40
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.S27 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction, Sahotra Sarkar
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-250) and index
Contents
A focus on biodiversity -- The structure of the book -- Three flawed arguments -- Concern for the environment -- The myth of lost futures -- The myth of the golden age -- Wilderness -- Intrinsic values and biocentrism -- Adequacy conditions for a conservationist ethic -- Two concepts of intrinsic value -- Arguments for intrinsic value -- Biocentrism and deep ecology -- Animal welfare -- Tempered anthropocentrism -- Demand values -- Transformative values -- Obligations of conservation -- Wilderness and aesthetic appreciation -- The boundary problem -- The directionality problem -- Solutions -- Adequacy tests -- Problems of ecology -- Ecological models -- New directions -- Extinction -- The consensus view of conservation biology -- Adaptive management -- The place prioritization problem -- The surrogacy problem -- The viability problem -- Defining "biodiversity" -- Incommensurability and uncertainty -- Types of values -- Multiple criterion synchronization -- The context of biodiversity -- Coping with uncertainty -- Probabilistic place prioritization -- A bayesian future? -- In conclusion: issues for the future -- The value of biodiversity -- The science of biodiversity conservation
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24 cm.
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xvi, 258 p.
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9780521851329
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(hardback : alk. paper)
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2004024334

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