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3 April 2019 From Leopold's “Land Ethic” to Ecological Hubris
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Why preserve wilderness? How is such a value justified? Many people – including many biology teachers, I think – regard ecological facts as the ultimate foundation. But does this mean that scientific inquiry can yield ethics, as well as knowledge? Here, I explore this important question about the nature and limits of science by focusing on Aldo Leopold's popular idea of a land ethic.

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Douglas Allchin "From Leopold's “Land Ethic” to Ecological Hubris," The American Biology Teacher 81(4), 291-293, (3 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.291
Published: 3 April 2019
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