Philosophy and Biodiversity by Markku Oksanen
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Philosophy and Biodiversity
By Markku Oksanen

Philosophy and Biodiversity

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Philosophy and Biodiversity by Markku Oksanen

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521039147
ISBN-10: 0521039142
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Markku Oksanen

Markku Oksanen is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kuopio, Finland. Juhani Pietarinen is Professor Emeritus of Practical Philosophy at the University of Turku, Finland.

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