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The Ostrich Factor : Our Population Myopia

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Garrett Hardin, one of the leading thinkers on the problem of overpopulation, addresses the arguments of economists about continued 'sustainable growth'. He discusses issues that are frequently avoided in most short-term considerations of population levels. This book builds upon the success of Hardin's earlier book, Living Within Limits, and seeks to lay out the practical steps that humankind must take now to ensure the long-term survival of civilization.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 line drawings
  • 0195122747
  • 9780195122749
  • 2,017,421

About Garrett Hardin

Garrett Hardin is Professor Emeritus of Human Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.show more

Table of contents

1. The Pursuit of Objectivity ; 2. Tertullian's Blessing ; 3. How to Lie with Learned Words ; 4. Foundations of Science: By Right, or By Default? ; 5. The Stormy Marriage of Economics and Ecology ; 6. Consequentialism: Nature's Morality ; 7. Natural Selection: God's Choice ; 8. Altruism ; 9. Coercion ; 10. Diseconopmies of Scale: Ostrich Myopia ; 11. The Dream of One World ; 12. Russell's Theorem ; 13. A Martian View of Malthus ; 14. Equity, Equality and Affirmative Action ; 15. Multiculturalism: For and Against ; 16. Ambivalent Value of Growth ; 17. The Extended Reach of Gresham's Law ; 18. Summary: Can Our Ostriches Find the Will?show more

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