- Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology
- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 13, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521039142
- ISBN-13: 978-0521039147
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,385,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Philosophy and Biodiversity (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology) 1st Edition
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'This collection is significant. Not only does it contain quite important and thoughtful essays by some of our most important and thoughtful conservation scholars, but the nuances that they adeptly articulate in their discussions of biodiversity are those that all environmental scholars, students, and activists should become familiar with.' Environmental Values
This important collection focuses on the nature and importance of biodiversity. The concept is clarified and its intrinsic and instrumental value is discussed. There are many controversies surrounding biodiversity and a few of them are examined here: What is worthy of protection or restoration and what is the acceptable level of costs? Is it permissible to kill sentient animals to promote native populations? Can species be reintroduced if they have disappeared a long time ago? How should the responsib ilities for biodiversity be shared?
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