Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics

ISBN-10: 0231140398

ISBN-13: 9780231140393

Edition: 2007

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Description: In Beyond Animal Rights, Josephine Donovan and Carol J. Adams introduced feminist "ethic of care" theory into contemporary philosophical discussions concerning the ethical treatment of animals. In this revised edition of the volume, seven essays from the original book are joined by nine new articles-most of which were written in response to Beyond Animal Rights-and a new introduction that situates feminist-animal-care theory within feminist theory and the larger debate over animal rights. Contributors critique theorists' reliance on natural-rights doctrine and utilitarianism, which, they suggest, have a masculine bias. They argue for humility and sympathy in our relationships with animals and establish a link between the continuing subjugation of women and the human domination of nature. Beginning with the earliest articulation of the idea in the mid-1980s and continuing to the theory's most recent revisions, this volume presents the most complete portrait of the evolution of the feminist-care tradition., reviewing a previous edition or volume

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Josephine Donovan is professor emerita at the University of Maine and the author of Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditionsand Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726, among other books.Carol J. Adams is an independent scholar whose focus is on interrelated oppressions and whose books include The Sexual Politics of Meat, Prayers for Animals, and The Inner Art of Vegetarianism. Please visit her web site at www.caroljadams.com.

Introduction
The War on Compassion (2006)
Foundational Articles, 1985-1996
The Liberation of Nature: A Circular Affair (1985)
Animal Rights and Feminist Theory (1990)
Toward an Ecological Ethic of Care (1991)
Your Daughter or Your Dog? A Feminist Assessment of the Animal Research Issue (1991)
Justice, Caring, and Animal Liberation (1992)
The Caring Sleuth: Portrait of an Animal Rights Activist (1994)
Attention to Suffering: Sympathy as a Basis for Ethical Treatment of Animals (1994)
Caring About Suffering: A Feminist Exploration (1995)
Responses, 1998-2006
Toward a Non-Property Status for Animals (1998)
Protecting Children and Animals from Abuse: A Trans-Species Concept of Caring (1999)
The Role of the Rational and the Emotive in a Theory of Animal Rights (1999)
The Ethic of Care and the Problem of Wild Animals (2003)
Of Mice and Men: A Fragment on Animal Rights (2004)
Empathy and Vegetarian Commitments (2004)
On the Backs of Animals: The Valorization of Reason in Contemporary Animal Ethics (2005)
Caring to Dialogue: Feminism and the Treatment of Animals (2006)
Bibliography
Contributors
Index
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