Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

The Structural Links between Ecology, Evolution and Ethics

The Virtuous Epistemic Circle

Editors: Bergandi, Donato (Ed.)

  • Addresses the foundational themes that interconnect evolutionary studies, ecology and ethics
  • Sets out  foundational events in the history of evolutionary biology, ecology and environmental ethics
  •  First necessary step towards a clarification of their major epistemological orientations
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Evolutionary biology, ecology and ethics: at first glance, three different objects of research, three different worldviews and three different scientific communities. In reality, there are both structural and historical links between these disciplines. First, some topics are obviously common across the board. Second, the emerging need for environmental policy management has gradually but radically changed the relationship between these disciplines. Over the last decades in particular, there has emerged a need for an interconnecting meta-paradigm that integrates more strictly evolutionary studies, biodiversity studies and the ethical frameworks that are most appropriate for allowing a lasting co-evolution between natural and social systems. Today such a need is more than a mere luxury, it is an epistemological and practical necessity.​

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“Donato Bergandi … has produced important works in philosophy of ecology and environmental ethics … . This book is a very well organized one, covering various scientific and philosophical issues and debates. It is a highly recommended reading for a wide audience, including ecologists, evolutionary biologists and philosophers interested in environmental issues. … it can also be useful in introductory courses in environmental ethics as well as in history and philosophy of ecology/evolution courses.” (Nei de Freitas Nunes-Neto, Science & Education, Vol. 24, June, 2015)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Ecology, Evolution, Ethics: In Search of a Meta-paradigm – An Introduction

    Bergandi, Donato

    Pages 1-28

  • Evolution Versus Creation: A Sibling Rivalry?

    Ruse, Michael

    Pages 29-38

  • Evolution and Chance

    Gayon, Jean

    Pages 39-48

  • Some Conceptions of Time in Ecology

    Drouin, Jean-Marc

    Pages 49-62

  • Facts, Values, and Analogies: A Darwinian Approach to Environmental Choice

    Norton, Bryan G.

    Pages 63-82

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9256-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Structural Links between Ecology, Evolution and Ethics
Book Subtitle
The Virtuous Epistemic Circle
Editors
  • Donato Bergandi
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5067-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5067-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5066-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9256-2
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 179
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