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The Settler

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter looks at settlements. The Ionian migration, which was in the nature of a mass exodus, led principally to the settlement of the Aegean islands and the (now Turkish) Western Anatolian ... More


The Repugnant Conclusion

Derek Parfit

in Reasons and Persons

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249085
eISBN:
9780191598173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824908X.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Is it better if more people live? This chapter examines the effects of population growth on existing people, overpopulation, whether a decline in the quality of life could always be made up for by a ... More


The Absurd Conclusion

Derek Parfit

in Reasons and Persons

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198249085
eISBN:
9780191598173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019824908X.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Examines cases of conceiving a happy or a wretched child; how contractualism cannot solve questions about our obligations to future generations; whether outcomes can be worse if they are worse for no ... More


Europe on the Brink

Donald Bloxham

in The Final Solution: A Genocide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199550333
eISBN:
9780191701535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550333.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Europe experienced the peak of its superiority over other nations during the twentieth century. With the advent of urbanization and the emancipation of the serfs in the Russian and Austrian empires, ... More


On the Cusp: From Population Boom to Bust

Charles S. Pearson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190223915
eISBN:
9780190223946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190223915.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book traces world population growth and (prospective) decline using the lens of economic demography. The starting point is the flawed theory of Malthus in 1798; the end point is unknown, but ... More


One Child: Do We Have a Right to More?

Sarah Conly

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190203436
eISBN:
9780190203450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203436.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book argues that at present we don’t have a right to have more than one child. The world is suffering serious environmental degradation, and we can foresee that as the population rises this ... More


Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book investigates the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smith's famous defense of free trade? The author recovers the forgotten ... More


Corsi e Ricorsi : In Vico’s Wake

Claude Lévi-Strauss

in We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.003.0017
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Vico's theory of history as repetition


The Western Range Goes Global: Neo-Malthusianism and Pastoral Development

Nathan F. Sayre

in The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226083117
eISBN:
9780226083391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083391.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

Range science was the only institutionalized science dedicated to rangelands when international pastoral development programs began following World War II. The concept of carrying capacity lay at the ... More


Global concerns and future scenarios

Lawrence R. Walker

in The Biology of Disturbed Habitats

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575299
eISBN:
9780191774836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575299.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Anthropogenic disturbances are abusing our limited resources, which might lead to the collapse of human civilization, unless we are able to manage our resources in a sustainable manner. What we need ... More


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