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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan G Norton; University of Maryland, College Park. Center for Philosophy and Public Policy.
ISBN: 0691077622 9780691077628 069102507X 9780691025070
OCLC Number: 17640615
Notes: "Written under the auspices of the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland"--Opp. title page.
Description: xiii, 281 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A rationale for preserving species: an apology and a taxonomy --
pt. A. Demand values and species preservation. Demand values and economic analysis ; The value of ecosystems and the value of species ; Diversity, stability, and autogenic systems ; Amenity values ; A parting look at demand values --
pt. B. Intrinsic value and species preservation. Anthropocentrism ; Nonanthropocentrism I: Intrinsic value and individuals ; Nonanthropocentrism II: Species and ecosystems --
pt. C. Transformative values and species preservation. Transformative values ; A coherent rationale for species preservation --
pt. D. Triage: the priority issue. Formal and substantive priority systems ; Avoiding triage: an alternative approach to the priorities problem.
Series Title: Studies in moral, political, and legal philosophy.
Responsibility: Bryan G. Norton.

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