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McCord, Edward LeRoy
The value of species / Edward L. McCord
New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press, 2012, ©2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  GE42 .M378 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Environmental ethics
Biodiversity conservation -- Social aspects
Species
Biodiversity
Extinction (Biology)
Nature -- Effect of human beings on
Environmental policy
Physical Description xxiii, 160 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-152) and index
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?
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