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The ethics of species : an introduction, Ronald L. Sandler

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The ethics of species : an introduction
Title
The ethics of species
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Ronald L. Sandler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We are causing species to go extinct at extraordinary rates, altering existing species in unprecedented ways and creating entirely new species. More than ever before, we require an ethic of species to guide our interactions with them. In this book, Ronald L. Sandler examines the value of species and the ethical significance of species boundaries and discusses what these mean for species preservation in the light of global climate change, species engineering and human enhancement. He argues that species possess several varieties of value, but they are not sacred. It is sometimes permissible to alter species, let them go extinct (even when we are a cause of the extinction) and invent new ones. Philosophically rigorous, accessible and illustrated with examples drawn from contemporary science, this book will be of interest to students of philosophy, bioethics, environmental ethics and conservation biology"--
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Sandler, Ronald L
Dewey number
179/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GE42
LC item number
.S263 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge applied ethics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Species
  • Biodiversity
  • Nature
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Conservation biology
  • Mass extinctions
  • Genetic engineering
  • Climatic changes
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Label
The ethics of species : an introduction, Ronald L. Sandler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-231) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The value of species -- The conservation biology dilemma -- Assisted colonization -- Shifting goals and changing strategies -- The (in)significance of species boundaries -- Homo sapiens in particular -- Artifactual species -- Conclusion
Control code
793221780
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781107023468
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012013413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793221780
  • (OCoLC)793221780
Label
The ethics of species : an introduction, Ronald L. Sandler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The value of species -- The conservation biology dilemma -- Assisted colonization -- Shifting goals and changing strategies -- The (in)significance of species boundaries -- Homo sapiens in particular -- Artifactual species -- Conclusion
Control code
793221780
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9781107023468
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012013413
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793221780
  • (OCoLC)793221780

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