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Understanding Leopold’s Concept of ‘Interdependence’ for Environmental Ethics and Conservation Biology

Millstein, Roberta L. (2017) Understanding Leopold’s Concept of ‘Interdependence’ for Environmental Ethics and Conservation Biology. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic, an extremely influential view in environmental ethics and conservation biology, is committed to the claim that interdependence between humans, other species, and abiotic entities plays a central role in our ethical responsibilities. Thus, a robust understanding of “interdependence” is necessary for evaluating the viability of the Land Ethic and related views, including ecological ones. I characterize and defend a Leopoldian concept of “interdependence,” arguing that it ought to include both negative and positive causal relations. I also show that strength and type of interdependence can vary with time, space, and context.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Millstein, Roberta L.rlmillstein@ucdavis.edu0000-0002-6493-6428
Keywords: interdependence, ecology, conservation biology, environmental ethics, Aldo Leopold, causal interaction, biotic community, land community, negative interactions, positive interactions, mutualism
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Ecology/Conservation
Depositing User: Dr. Roberta L. Millstein
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 02:21
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 02:21
Item ID: 14103
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Ecology/Conservation
Date: 7 October 2017
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/14103

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