Chapter 28. Biodiversity

  1. Dale Jamieson
  1. Holmes Rolston III

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch28

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

A Companion to Environmental Philosophy

How to Cite

Rolston, H. (2001) Biodiversity, in A Companion to Environmental Philosophy (ed D. Jamieson), Blackwell Publishers Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751664.ch28

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:

  • biodiversity;
  • animals;
  • instrumental value;
  • species;
  • ancestry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Saving species for people

  • An ethics for species?

  • The threat of extinction

  • Questions of fact: what are species?

  • Questions of duty: ought species be saved?

  • Species in ecosystems

  • Natural and human-caused extinctions

  • Respect for life: biodiversity and rarity