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Author Sarkar, Sahotra
Title Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction / Sahotra Sarkar
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005
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 人文社會聯圖  GE40 S27 2005    AVAILABLE    30600020049160
Descript xvi, 258 p. ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and biology
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-250) and index
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
Subject Environmental sciences -- Philosophy
Bioethics
Biodiversity
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