Philosophy of Ecology
Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
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Taylor, P. J. 2008. Philosophy of Ecology. eLS. .
- Published Online: 14 MAR 2008
A key challenge in conceptualizing ecological complexity is to allow simultaneously for particularity, contingency and structure – structure, moreover, that changes, is internally differentiated, and has problematic boundaries. Given that all organisms – humans included – live in dynamic ecological contexts, philosophy of ecology raises more general questions about conceptualizing the positionality of humans and other organisms in their intersecting worlds.