Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Philosophy and Biodiversity

£40.99

Part of Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology

Markku Oksanen, Julia Koricheva, Helena Siipi, Yrjö Haila, Juhani Pietarinen, Kim Cuddington, Michael Ruse, Gregory M. Mikkelson, Finn Arler, Keekok Lee, Peter R. Hobson, Jed Bultitude, Dieter Birnbacher, Kate Rawles, Christian Gamborg, Peter Sandøe, Robin Attfield
View all contributors
  • Date Published: August 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521039147

£ 40.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This important collection focuses on the nature and importance of biodiversity. The concept is clarified and its intrinsic and instrumental value are discussed. Even though the term biodiversity was invented in the 1980s to promote the cause of species conservation, discussions on biological diversity go back to Plato. 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 responsibilities for biodiversity be shared? This book will be of interest to philosophers of science and biologists, but also to anyone interested in conservation and the environment.

    • The topic of biodiversity and ecology is very prevalent at the moment
    • Essays from both US and European scholars
    • The previous collection we published with European editors, The Concept of the Gene in Development and Evolution, is one of the best-selling collections in the series
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '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

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521039147
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Biodiversity considered philosophically: an introduction Markku Oksanen
    Part I. Using 'Biodiversity':
    1. The phenomenon of biodiversity Julia Koricheva and Helena Siipi
    2. Making the biodiversity crisis tractable: a process perspective Yrjö Haila
    Part II. Understanding Biodiversity:
    3. Plato on diversity and stability in nature Juhani Pietarinen
    4. Biodiversity, Darwin and the fossil record Kim Cuddington and Michael Ruse
    5. Biological diversity, ecological stability and downward causation Gregory M. Mikkelson
    Part III. Valuing Biodiversity:
    6. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: philosopher as botanist Finn Arler
    7. There is biodiversity and biodiversity: implications for environmental philosophy Keekok Lee
    8. Evaluating biodiversity for conservation: a victim of the traditional paradigm Peter R. Hobson and Jed Bultitude
    9. Limits to sustainability in nature conservation Dieter Birnbacher
    Part IV. Protecting Biodiversity:
    10. Biological diversity and conservation policy Kate Rawles
    11. Beavers and biodiversity: the ethics of ecological restoration Christian Gamborg and Peter Sandøe
    12. Differentiated responsibilities Robin Attfield
    Index.

  • Editors

    Markku Oksanen, University of Kuopio, Finland
    Markku Oksanen is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kuopio, Finland.

    Juhani Pietarinen, University of Turku, Finland
    Juhani Pietarinen is Professor Emeritus of Practical Philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland.

    Contributors

    Markku Oksanen, Julia Koricheva, Helena Siipi, Yrjö Haila, Juhani Pietarinen, Kim Cuddington, Michael Ruse, Gregory M. Mikkelson, Finn Arler, Keekok Lee, Peter R. Hobson, Jed Bultitude, Dieter Birnbacher, Kate Rawles, Christian Gamborg, Peter Sandøe, Robin Attfield

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×