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Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species (Hardcover) (Ian A. Smith)

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Why save endangered species without clear aesthetic, economic, or ecosystemic value? This book takes on this challenging question through an account of the intrinsic goods of species. Ian A. Smith argues that a species’ intrinsic value stems from its ability to flourish—its organisms continuing to reproduce successfully and it avoiding extinction—which helps to demonstrate a further claim, that humans ought to preserve species that we have endangered. He shows our need to exercise humility in our relations with endangered species through the preservation of their intrinsic goods, which in turn rectifies our degradation of their importance. Unique in its appeal to virtue ethics and to species concepts,The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species is an important resource for scholars working in environmental ethics and the philosophy of biology.

Number of Pages: 157
Genre: Philosophy, Nature
Sub-Genre: Environmental Conservation + Protection, Ethics + Moral Philosophy
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Ian A. Smith
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2016
TCIN: 50900800
UPC: 9781138813052
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-5803
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