Chapter 21. Ecology

  1. Dale Jamieson
  1. Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch21

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

How to Cite

Shrader-Frechette, K. (2001) Ecology, in A Companion to Environmental Philosophy (ed D. Jamieson), Blackwell Publishers Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781557869104

Online ISBN: 9780470751664

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Keywords:

  • ecology;
  • science;
  • environment;
  • stability;
  • policy-making

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The science of ecology

  • Peters and “hard ecology”: underdetermined theories

  • Regier and soft ecology: untestable theories

  • Problems with balance and stability

  • Problems with appeals to holism

  • Why ecology has limits

  • What ecology can do

  • A middle path: practical ecology

  • Conclusion