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  1. K. S. Shrader-Frechette & E. D. Mccoy (1994). Biodiversity, Biological Uncertainty, and Setting Conservation Priorities. Biology and Philosophy 9 (2):167-195.score: 290.0
    In a world of massive extinctions where not all taxa can be saved, how ought biologists to decide their preservation priorities? When biologists make recommendations regarding conservation, should their analyses be based on scientific criteria, on public or lay criteria, on economic or some other criteria? As a first step in answering this question, we examine the issue of whether biologists ought to try to save the endangered Florida panther, a well known glamour taxon. To evaluate the merits of panther (...)
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  2. E. D. McCoy & Kristin Shrader-Frechette (1992). Community Ecology, Scale, and the Instability of the Stability Concept. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:184 - 199.score: 290.0
    We examine the evolution of the concept of stability in community ecology, arguing that biologists have moved from an emphasis on biotic communities characterized by static balance, to one of dynamic balance (returning to equilibrium after perturbation), to the current concept of stability as persistence. Using Wimsatt's (1987) analysis of how false models can often lead to better ones, we argue that failed attempts to link complexity with stability have significant heuristic value for community ecologists. Nevertheless, we argue that, (A) (...)
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  3. Dale Jamieson (1996). Book Review:Method in Ecology: Strategies for Conservation. K. S. Shrader-Frechette, E. D. McCoy. [REVIEW] Ethics 106 (2):477-.score: 90.0
  4. Steven M. Oberhelman (2014). (D.E.) Harris-McCoy Artemidorus' Oneirocritica. Text, Translation, and Commentary. Pp. X + 584. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Cased, £120, US$250. ISBN: 978-0-19-959347-7. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 64 (1):96-98.score: 87.0
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  5. Jay Odenbaugh (2001). Ecological Stability, Model Building, and Environmental Policy: A Reply to Some of the Pessimism. Philosophy of Science 68 (S1):S493-.score: 30.0
    Recently, there has been a rise in pessimism concerning what theoretical ecology can offer conservation biologists in the formation of reasonable environmental policies. In this paper, I look at one of the pessimistic arguments offered by Kristin Shrader-Frechette and E. D. McCoy (1993, 1994)--the argument from conceptual imprecision. I suggest that their argument rests on an inadequate account of the concepts of ecological stability and that there has been conceptual progress with respect to complexity-stability hypotheses. Such progress, I maintain, (...)
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