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作者 Sandler, Ronald L
書名 The ethics of species [electronic resource] / Ronald L. Sandler
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9781107023468 (hbk.)
9781107658707 (pbk.)
9781139782784 (e-book)
說明 xii, 235 p. : ill
系列 Cambridge applied ethics
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- The value of species -- The conservation biology dilemma -- Assisted colonization -- Shifting goals and changing strategies -- The (in)significance of species boundaries -- Homo sapiens in particular -- Artifactual species -- Conclusion
"We are causing species to go extinct at extraordinary rates, altering existing species in unprecedented ways and creating entirely new species. More than ever before, we require an ethic of species to guide our interactions with them. In this book, Ronald L. Sandler examines the value of species and the ethical significance of species boundaries and discusses what these mean for species preservation in the light of global climate change, species engineering and human enhancement. He argues that species possess several varieties of value, but they are not sacred. It is sometimes permissible to alter species, let them go extinct (even when we are a cause of the extinction) and invent new ones. Philosophically rigorous, accessible and illustrated with examples drawn from contemporary science, this book will be of interest to students of philosophy, bioethics, environmental ethics and conservation biology"-- Provided by publisher
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
主題 Environmental ethics
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Moral and ethical aspects
Human-animal relationships -- Moral and ethical aspects
Conservation biology -- Moral and ethical aspects
Mass extinctions -- Moral and ethical aspects
Genetic engineering -- Moral and ethical aspects
Climatic changes -- Moral and ethical aspects
Electronic books
Alt Author ProQuest (Firm)
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