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Biodiversity and environmental philosophy : an introduction

This book explores the epistemological and ethical issues at the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasising the conservation of biodiversity. Sahota Sarkar criticises attempts to attribute intrinsic value to nature and defends an anthropocentric position on biodiversity conservation based on an untraditional concept of transformative value.
Print Book, English, 2010
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2010
xvi, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
9780521143424, 052114342X
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Concerns for the environment; 3. Intrinsic values and biocentrism; 4. Tempered anthropocentrism; 5. Problems of ecology; 6. The consensus view of conservation biology; 7. Incommensurability and uncertainty; 8. Conclusion: issues for the future; References; Index.