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Marta Bertolaso ;Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía 2016, 51

Author: Luca Valera

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Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía ISSN: 0188-6649 kgonzale@up.edu.mx Universidad Panamericana México Valera, Luca; Bertolaso, Marta La comprensión de la biodiversidad desde un punto de vista relacional Tópicos, Revista de Filosofía, núm.
51, 2016, pp.
37-54 Universidad Panamericana Distrito Federal, México Disponible en: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=323047487002 Cómo citar el artículo Número completo Más información del artículo Página de la revista en redalyc.org Sistema de Información Científica Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal Proyecto académico sin fines de lucro, desarrollado bajo la iniciativa de acceso abierto Understanding Biodiversity from a Relational Viewpoint Luca Valera Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile Facultad de Filosofía y Centro de Bioética luvalera@uc.cl Marta Bertolaso Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma-Faculty of Engineering Institute of Philosophy of the Scientific and Technological Practice m.bertolaso@unicampus.it Abstract Biodiversity is commonly acknowledged as a universal value in different disciplines.
It indicates the heterogeneity of properties that characterizes the biological world.
Despite its common use, however, a critical analysis of the philosophical literature shows a difficulty in its conceptualization given an apparent dichotomy between the normative and the descriptive features of the term itself.
In this paper we argue that, in order to overcome such tension, the relational aspect of the biodiversity concept should be acknowledged.
That is, in order to be a value, any difference in the natural world, which is defined in terms of biodiversity, entails both at a conceptual and explanatory level, the intrinsic relationship between what is in common and what is specific among entities.
This makes of biodiversity an explanatory concept in its own right.
Through a relational account of biodiversity it is also possible to acknowledge...





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