The Resource Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals) : an Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology, (electronic resource)

Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals) : an Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology, (electronic resource)

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Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals) : an Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology
Title
Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals)
Title remainder
an Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology
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Language
eng
Summary
Ecology - unlike astronomy, physics, or chemistry - is a science with an associated political and ethical movement: the Green Movement. As a result, the ecological position is often accompanied by appeals to holism, and by a mystical quasi-religious conception of the ecosystem. In this title, first published in 1988, Andrew Brennan argues that we can reduce much of the mysticism surrounding ecological discussions by placing them within a larger context, and illustrating that our individual interests are bound with larger, community interests. Using an interdisciplinary approach, whic
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
574.5/01
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH540.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Routledge Revivals
Label
Thinking about Nature (Routledge Revivals) : an Investigation of Nature, Value and Ecology, (electronic resource)
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Lists of Figures and Tables; Preface; Introduction; 1 Thinking about the Environment; 1.1 Reality and ideals; 1.2 Thinking in frameworks; 1.3 Sociobiology; 2 Frameworks; 2.1 Economic, political and moral thinking; 2.2 Looking forward; 3 Ecology: What It Is and What It Isn't; 3.1 Two kinds of ecology; 3.2 Scientific ecology; 3.3 Ecologists at work; 3.4 Null hypotheses; 4 Ecology in Perspective; 4.1 Some history; 4.2 Mathematical ecology; 4.3 Connections
  • 10.1 Biocentrism and worth10.2 Systemic value; 10.3 Two modes of valuing; 11 The Environment and Conventional Moral Theory; 11.1 The tragedy of the commons; 11.2 Prospects for environmental ethics; 11.3 Utilitarian and contractarian accounts; 12 Beyond the Social Contract; 12.1 Ethics beyond utility; 12.2 Persons, primary goods and duality; 12.3 Living in nature; 13 Living in the New Community; 13.1 Ethical polymorphism and environmentalism; 13.2 Nature, role and function; 13.3 Taking stock; 14 Practical Matters; 14.1 Political and economic frameworks; 14.2 International co-operation
  • 14.3 Education and other animalsBibliography; Index
  • 5 Reductions and Holism5.1 Parts and wholes; 5.2 Varieties of reduction; 5.3 Occam's razor; 6 Nature and Existence; 6.1 Ontological parasites; 6.2 The properties of wholes; 6.3 Nature and the natural; 7 Ecological Explanation; 7.1 Modes of explanation; 7.2 Theories and things; 7.3 Forest succession; 8 Supervenience and Essence; 8.1 Functions and supervenience; 8.2 Ecological traits; 8.3 Ecological communities; 8.4 Community role and the Gaia hypothesis; 9 Theory, Fact and Value; 9.1 Science and ethics; 9.2 Reinterpreting the moral; 9.3 Deep ecology and ethics; 10 Puzzles About Value
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ocn884017156
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1 online resource (252 pages)
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9781317645832
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computer
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  • (OCoLC)884017156
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