By Sahotra Sarkar

This publication explores the epistemological and moral concerns on the foundations of environmental philosophy, emphasising the conservation of biodiversity. Sahota Sarkar criticises makes an attempt to characteristic intrinsic price to nature and defends an anthropocentric place on biodiversity conservation according to an untraditional inspiration of transformative worth. in contrast to different experiences within the box of environmental philosophy, this ebook is as a lot fascinated with epistemological concerns as with environmental ethics. It covers a vast diversity of subject matters, together with difficulties of rationalization and prediction in conventional ecology and the way individual-based types and Geographic details structures (GIS) expertise is remodeling ecology. Introducing a short heritage of conservation biology, Sarkar analyses the consensus framework for conservation making plans via adaptive administration. He concludes with a dialogue of instructions for theoretical examine in conservation biology and environmental philosophy.

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