The Science of the Struggle for Existence: On the Foundations of Ecology (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

  • Publish Date: 2007-09-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Gregory J. Cooper
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Gregory Cooper's study examines issues in the philosophy of ecology that have been a source of controversy since the existence of ecology as a discipline. These controversies revolve around the concept of a balance of nature; the possibility of general ecological knowledge; and the role of model-building in ecology. The analysis has cross-disciplinary appeal and will interest students and professionals in science, the philosophy of science, and environmental studies as well as policy-makers.