Philosophy of Ecology by Bryson Brown
(Handbook of the Philosophy of Science)

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The most pressing problems facing humanity today — over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market — are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project.
To get the application of ecology to policy or other practical concerns right, humanity needs a clear and disinterested philosophical understanding of ecology which can help identify the practical lessons of science. Conversely, the urgent practical demands humanity faces today cannot help but direct scientific and philosophical investigation toward the basis of those ecological challenges that threaten human survival. This book will help to fuel the timely renaissance of interest in philosophy of ecology that is now occurring in the philosophical profession.

Provides a bridge between philosophy and current scientific findingsCovers theory and applicationsEncourages multi-disciplinary dialogue

About Bryson Brown

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Paul Thagard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of "Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science" and "Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition", both published by the MIT Press, and other books. John Woods is president of CWL Publishing Enterprises, a book development firm, and editor of "The Quality Yearbook".
Published May 16, 2011 by North Holland. 444 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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