David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Environmental Ethics 8 (3):195-220 (1986)
Philosophers have paid little attention to the distinction between conservation and preservation, apparently because they have accepted John Passmore’s suggestion that conservationism is an expression of anthropocentric motives and that “true” preservationism is an expression of nonanthropocentric motives. Philosophers have therefore concentrated their efforts on this distinction in motives. This reduction,however, is insensitive to important nuances of environmentalist objectives: there are a wide variety of human reasons for preserving natural ecosystems and wild species. Preservationist policies represent a concem to protect biological diversity from the simplifying effects of human management and are motivated by the full range of values (consumptive, aesthetic, scientific, and moral) attached to a diverse biota.Conservationists and preservationists differ mainly in their emphasis on resilience measures versus predictability measures of stability, respectively. The distinction between anthropocentric and nonanthropocentric motives loses importance as emphasis is placed on the longest term values humans place on the proteetion of biological diversity
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Ben A. Minteer & Robert E. Manning (2000). Convergence in Environmental Values: An Empirical and Conceptual Defense. Ethics, Place and Environment 3 (1):47 – 60.
Karim Jebari (forthcoming). Should Extinction Be Forever? Philosophy and Technology:1-12.
Bryan G. Norton (2007). A Reply to My Critics. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):387-405.
Victoria Davion (2009). Feminist Perspectives on Global Warming, Genocide, and Card's Theory of Evil. Hypatia 24 (1):160 - 177.
Bryan G. Norton (2008). Convergence, Noninstrumental Value and the Semantics of 'Love': Comment on McShane. Environmental Values 17 (1):5 - 14.
Similar books and articles
Jay Odenbaugh (2003). Values, Advocacy and Conservation Biology. Environmental Values 12 (1):55 - 69.
K. S. Shrader-Frechette & E. D. Mccoy (1994). Biodiversity, Biological Uncertainty, and Setting Conservation Priorities. Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):167-195.
Ben A. Minteer & Elizabeth A. Corley (2007). Conservation or Preservation? A Qualitative Study of the Conceptual Foundations of Natural Resource Management. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 20 (4):307-333.
Hanna Siurua (2006). Nature Above People: Rolston and "Fortress" Conservation in the South. Ethics and the Environment 11 (1):71-96.
Helena Siipi (2004). Naturalness in Biological Conservation. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 17 (6):457-477.
Mathew Humphrey (2002). Preservation Versus the People?: Nature, Humanity, and Political Philosophy. OUP Oxford.
Lauren Oechsli (1993). Moving Beyond Anthropocentrism. Environmental Ethics 15 (1):49-59.
Eric Katz & Lauren Oechsli (1993). Moving Beyond Anthropocentrism: Environmental Ethics, Development, and the Amazon. Environmental Ethics 15 (1):49-59.
John Hintz (2007). Some Political Problems for Rewilding Nature. Ethics, Place and Environment 10 (2):177 – 216.
Peter S. Alagona (2004). Biography of a "Feathered Pig": The California Condor Conservation Controversy. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 37 (3):557 - 583.
Eric Katz (1979). Utilitarianism and Preservation. Environmental Ethics 1 (4):357-364.
Paul J. Reitemeier (1988). Book Review:The Preservation of Species: The Value of Biological Diversity. Bryan G. Norton. [REVIEW] Ethics 98 (4):868-.
H. P. P. Lotter (2006). The Ethics of Managing Elephants. Acta Academica 38 (1):55-90.
Alan Carter (2010). Biodiversity and All That Jazz. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80 (1):58-75.
Valeria Negri (2005). Agro-Biodiversity Conservation in Europe: Ethical Issues. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (1):3-25.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads20 ( #181,510 of 1,793,012 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #281,575 of 1,793,012 )
How can I increase my downloads?