De-extinction and Deep Questions About Species Conservation

Ethics, Policy and Environment 20 (1):25-28 (2017)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

T. J. Kasperbauer presents an analysis of the ethics of de-extinction that is fairly distinctive in its focus on the welfare of individual animals. But while he is right to express concerns about individual animal well-being, individualism may not be the most important lens through which to view this issue. If one examines more closely what is at issue in de-extinction technologies in relation to species, additional problems appear that cast doubt both on the legitimacy of de-extinction projects, and on the limited defense of them that Kasperbauer offers.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,764

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

De-extinction as Artificial Species Selection.Derek D. Turner - 2017 - Philosophy and Technology 30 (4):395-411.
The Ethics of De-Extinction.Shlomo Cohen - 2014 - NanoEthics 8 (2):165-178.
The nature of extinction.Julien Delord - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 38 (3):656-667.
The Extinction and De-Extinction of Species.Helena Siipi & Leonard Finkelman - 2017 - Philosophy and Technology 30 (4):427-441.
Biases in the Selection of Candidate Species for De-Extinction.Derek D. Turner - 2017 - Ethics, Policy and Environment 20 (1):21-24.
The Virtue of Temporal Discernment.James Hatley - 2012 - Environmental Philosophy 9 (1):1-21.
Extinction.G. M. Aitken - 1998 - Biology and Philosophy 13 (3):393-411.
Extinction as a function of the spacing of extinction trials.Walter C. Stanley - 1952 - Journal of Experimental Psychology 43 (4):249.
Should Extinction Be Forever?Karim Jebari - 2016 - Philosophy and Technology 29 (3):211-222.

Analytics

Added to PP
2017-03-04

Downloads
40 (#343,814)

6 months
5 (#243,444)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Christian Diehm
University of Wisconsin, Steven's Point

Citations of this work

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Mammoths? De-extinction and Animal Welfare.Heather Browning - 2018 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 31 (6):785-803.
The ethics of species extinctions.Anna Wienhues, Patrik Baard, Alfonso Donoso & Markku Oksanen - 2023 - Cambridge Prisms: Extinction 1 (e23):1–15.

Add more citations