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The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy
It is commonplace to call for the protection of environmental diversity. I develop an often overlooked reason for preserving diversity: we should preserve diversity in order to preserve the unusual. I show that we do in fact value the unusual, and that we should value the unusual (pace Rolston and Russow). Recognizing the value of the unusual provides a foundation for valuing species not otherwise considered valuable.doi:10.5840/wcp20-paideia199822392 fatcat:v7aj27zq7rf3jiwmwohnctdlnm