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The Routledge handbook of philosophy of biodiversity

Author: Justin Garson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
Series: Routledge handbooks in philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1 [edition]
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Garson
ISBN: 9781138827738 1138827738
OCLC Number: 1004602370
Description: 349 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Historical and sociological contexts --
1. confluence of values: historical roots of concern for biological diversity / Timothy Farnham --
2. Extinction and biodiversity: a historical perspective / David Sepkoski --
pt. II What is biodiversity? --
3. Approaches to biodiversity / Sahotra Sarkar --
4. Is biodiversity a natural quality? / James Maclaurin --
5. general model for biodiversity and its value / Daniel P. Faith --
6. Biodiversity eliminativism / Carlos Santana --
7. "Biodiversity" and biological diversities: consequences of pluralism between biology and policy / David M. Frank --
8. Ecological hierarchy and biodiversity / Kim Sterelny --
9. Unnatural kinds: biodiversity and human-modified entities / Helena Siipi --
10. Going small: the challenges of microbial diversity / Christophe Malaterre --
pt. III Why protect biodiversity? --
11. Is biodiversity intrinsically valuable? (And what might that mean?) / Katie McShane --
12. What good is it, anyway? / J. Baird Callicott --
13. Economizing on nature's bounty / Lisa Heinzerling --
14. Protecting biodiversity and moral psychology; or why philosophers are asking the wrong questions / Jay Odenbaugh --
15. What would Leopold do? Considering assisted colonization as a conservation strategy / Ben A. Minteer --
pt. IV Measurement and methodology --
16. Biodiversity indicators need to be fit for purpose / Shaun Cunningham --
17. Using concepts of biodiversity value in structured decision-making / Lynn A. Maguire --
18. Measuring biodiversity and monitoring ecological and evolutionary processes with genetic and genomic tools / Alan R. Templeton --
19. Estimating biodiversity loss / Yrjo Haila --
pt. V Social contexts and global justice --
20. Putting biodiversity conservation into practice: the importance of local culture, economy, governance, and community values / Yayoi Fujita-Lagerqvist --
21. Synergies and trade-offs: recognizing the many possible outcomes of community-based conservation / Jeremy Brooks --
pt. VI Biodiversity and other environmental values --
22. Ecological sustainability / J. Baird Callicott --
23. Ecological restoration and biodiversity conservation / Justin Garson.
Series Title: Routledge handbooks in philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Justin Garson, Anya Plutynski, and Sahotra Sarkar.

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