The Resource The value of species, Edward L. McCord

The value of species, Edward L. McCord

Label
The value of species
Title
The value of species
Statement of responsibility
Edward L. McCord
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We humans value a great variety of plant and animal species for their usefulness to us. But what is the value--if any--of a species that offers no practical use? In the face of accelerating extinctions across the globe, what ought we to do? Amid this sea of losses, what is our responsibility? How do we assess the value of nonhuman species? In this book, naturalist and philosopher Edward L. McCord explores urgent questions about the destruction of species and provides a new framework for appreciating and defending every form of life. The book draws insights from philosophy, ethics, law, and biology to arrive at a new way of thinking about the value of species to humanity is intellectual: individual species are phenomena of such intellectual moment--so interesting in their own right--that they rise above other values and merit enduring human embrace. The author discusses the threats other species confront and delineates the challenges involved in creating any kind of public instrument to protect species
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCord, Edward LeRoy
Index
index present
LC call number
GE42
LC item number
.M378 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental ethics
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Species
  • Biodiversity
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Environmental policy
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental policy
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Nature
  • Species
  • Umweltethik
  • Artenreichtum
  • Wert
  • Biodiversität
Label
The value of species, Edward L. McCord
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To an inquisitive mind open to honest reflection, the value of every species is incalculable -- The intellectual value of species to humans stems from our unique character -- The fate of life on earth hinges on property values -- Humans are poised to destroy the resources of a world of bountiful interest -- Property ownership and the desire for money work against the interests of species -- Free market environmentalism places profits above the public interest -- Species have no direct claim for consideration in an ethical community -- What kind of humanity do we embrace?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780300176575
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752286942
  • (OCoLC)ocn752286942
Label
The value of species, Edward L. McCord
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To an inquisitive mind open to honest reflection, the value of every species is incalculable -- The intellectual value of species to humans stems from our unique character -- The fate of life on earth hinges on property values -- Humans are poised to destroy the resources of a world of bountiful interest -- Property ownership and the desire for money work against the interests of species -- Free market environmentalism places profits above the public interest -- Species have no direct claim for consideration in an ethical community -- What kind of humanity do we embrace?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiii, 160 pages
Isbn
9780300176575
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011035192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752286942
  • (OCoLC)ocn752286942

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