The Reciprocal Links between Evolutionary-Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics

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This article discusses the reciprocal links between evolutionary-ecological sciences and environmental ethics.

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Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960- November 1999.

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Copyright American Institute of Biological Sciences, www.bioone.org/page/bisi/aims

Abstract: Confronted with the current environmental crisis, the academic community faces a conceptual and practical problem of dissociation: Ecologists approach nature with the aim of understanding it, whereas environmental ethicists approach nature asking how we should relate to it, or inhabit it. Ecology looks for the "is" of nature, and environmental ethics seeks an "ought" with respect to nature. How can these still largely disconnected and yet parallel courses be bridged? How can the is of ecologists and the ought of eco-philosophers be interrelat-ed? More basically, how can the links between the cognitive-scientific and the practical-ethical spheres be recovered? In this article, the author illustrates the reciprocal relationships between sciences and environmental ethics by examining the Darwinian theory of evolution and discussing its implications for ecologists and ethicists.

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  • BioScience, 1999, Reston: American Institute of Biological Science, pp. 911-921

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  • Publication Title: BioScience
  • Volume: 49
  • Issue: 11
  • Page Start: 911
  • Page End: 921
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-. The Reciprocal Links between Evolutionary-Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics, article, November 1999; [Reston, Virginia]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130190/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Arts and Sciences.