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Hardin, Garrett James 1915-2003

Overview
Works: 148 works in 411 publications in 3 languages and 19,255 library holdings
Genres: History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Speaker, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor
Classifications: HB851, 301.32
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Most widely held works by Garrett James Hardin
Living within limits : ecology, economics, and population taboos by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We fail to mandate economic sanity," writes Garrett Hardin, "because our brains are addled by ... compassion." With such startling assertions, Hardin has cut a swathe through the field of ecology for decades, winning a reputation as a fearless and original thinker. A prominent biologist, ecological philosopher, and keen student of human population control, Hardin now offers the finest summation of his work to date, with an eloquent argument for accepting the limits of the earth's resources - and the hard choices we must make to live within them. In Living Within Limits, Hardin focuses on the neglected problem of overpopulation, making a forceful case for dramatically changing the way we live in and manage our world. Our world itself, he writes, is in the dilemma of the lifeboat: it can only hold a certain number of people before it sinks - not everyone can be saved. The old idea of progress and limitless growth misses the point that the earth (and each part of it) has a limited carrying capacity; sentimentality should not cloud our ability to take necessary steps to limit population. But Hardin refutes the notion that goodwill and voluntary restraints will be enough. Instead, nations where population is growing must suffer the consequences alone. Too often, he writes, we operate on the faulty principle of shared costs matched with private profits. In Hardin's famous essay, "The Tragedy of the Commons," he showed how a village common pasture suffers from overgrazing because each villager puts as many cattle on it as possible - since the costs of grazing are shared by everyone, but the profits go to the individual. The metaphor applies to global ecology, he argues, making a powerful case for closed borders and an end to immigration from poor nations to rich ones. "The production of human beings is the result of very localized human actions; corrective action must be local ... Globalizing the 'population problem' would only ensure that it would never be solved." Hardin does not shrink from the startling implications of his argument, as he criticizes the shipment of food to overpopulated regions and asserts that coercion in population control is inevitable. But he also proposes a free flow of information across boundaries, to allow each state to help itself. "The time-honored practice of pollute and move on is no longer acceptable," Hardin tells us. We now fill the globe, and we have nowhere else to go. In this powerful book, one of our leading ecological philosophers points out the hard choices we must make - and the solutions we have been afraid to consider
The ostrich factor our population myopia by Garrett James Hardin ( )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garrett Hardin, one of our leading thinkers on problems of human overpopulation, here assails the recklessness and basic ecological ignorance of economists and others who champion the idea of unbounded growth. Hardin delivers an uncompromising critique of mainstream economic thinking. Science has long understood the limits of our environment, he notes, and yet economists consistently turn a blind eye to one feature we share with all of our planer's inhabitants -- the potential for irreversible environmental damage through overcrowding. And as humankind draws ever closer to its goat of conquering our final natural enemy -- disease -- the fallacy of sustainable unchecked population growth becomes more and more dangerous. Moreover, Hardin argues, rampant growth will soon force us to face many issues that we will find quite unpalatable -- most notably, that since volunteer population control will not work, we wilt have to turn to "democratic coercion" or "mutual coercion, mutually agreed upon" to limit growth, a policy that directly threatens long cherished personal rights. Challenging an array of powerful taboos, Hardin takes aim at sacred cows on both sides of the political fence -- affirmative action, multiculturalism, current immigration policies, and the greed and excess of big business and "growth intoxicated industrialists". Hardin's forceful and cogent argument for the union of ecology and economics is a must for anyone concerned with the goat of a bountiful yet sustainable world. Sure to spark controversy, this book underscores the urgency of our situation and reveals practical steps we must take to ensure the long term survival of humankind
Population, evolution, and birth control : a collage of controversial ideas by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
17 editions published between 1938 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides readings for any course dealing with the social impact of science
Stalking the wild taboo by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring new ethics for survival; the voyage of the spaceship Beagle by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
18 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, conflict, and society; readings from Scientific American ( Book )
7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature and man's fate by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1959 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who will bell the cat? Belling the cat; Darwinism, deity and process; Is evolution progress? Attacks from all sides; Heredity: fate's lottery; Genes and personal decisions; Genes and the acceptance of others; Mutation and sex generators of variety; Eugenics: Is man part of nature? Liberalism and the spectre of competition; New dimensions of evolution; In praise of waste
Should trees have standing? : toward legal rights for natural objects by Christopher D Stone ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biology; its principles and implications by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
30 editions published between 1952 and 1978 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
39 steps to biology; readings from Scientific American by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The limits of altruism : an ecologist's view of survival by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
6 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing the commons ( Book )
5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Population, evolution, & birth control; a collage of controversial readings by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
8 editions published between 1938 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filters against folly : how to survive despite economists, ecologists, and the merely eloquent by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Promethean ethics : living with death, competition, and triage by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and Italian and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mandatory motherhood; the true meaning of "right to life" by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naked emperors : essays of a taboo-stalker by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biology; its human implications by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1949 and 1959 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Birth control by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and controversy; population, a case study by Garrett James Hardin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (219)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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