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Philosophy of Ecology by Dov M. Gabbay
Book DescriptionThe most pressing problems facing humanity today - over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market - are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology to policy or other practical concerns right, humanity needs a clear and disinterested philosophical understanding of ecology which can help identify the practical lessons of science. Conversely, the urgent practical demands humanity faces today cannot help but direct scientific and philosophical investigation toward the basis of those ecological challenges that threaten human survival. This book will help to fuel the timely renaissance of interest in philosophy of ecology that is now occurring in the philosophical profession. This title: provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findings; covers theory and applications; and, encourages multi-disciplinary dialogue.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780444516732
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dov M. Gabbay
Philosophy of Statistics, Hardback (May 2011)
Statisticians and philosophers of science have many common interests but restricted communication with each other. This book provides research in the area of Philosophy of Statistics. It presents work in the field without bias toward any particular statistical paradigm.
Inductive Logic, Hardback (May 2011)
Covers the rich history of scientific turning points in Inductive Logic, including probability theory and decision theory. This book is suitable for senior undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in the history of logic, and the history of philosophy.
Logic, Hardback (June 2010)
Brings together the development of logic in modern techniques of historical and interpretative scholarship. This title covers in depth the notion of logical consequence. It discusses the central concept in logic of modality.
Quantification in Nonclassical Logic, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by Dov M. Gabbay
Quantification and modalities have always been topics of great interest for logicians. These two themes emerged from philosophy and language in ancient times. This title emphasises on model-theoretic and it concentrates on descriptions of different sound semantics and completeness problem.
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Author Biography - Dov M. Gabbay
Dov M. Gabbay is Augustus De Morgan Professor Emeritus of Logic at the Group of Logic, Language and Computation, Department of Computer Science, King's College London. He has authored over four hundred and fifty research papers and over thirty research monographs. He is editor of several international Journals, and many reference works and Handbooks of Logic.
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