Ethics and Animals An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521717736
ISBN-13: 9780521717731
Edition: 2011
Authors: Lori Gruen
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Reflects on our ethical obligations and responsibilities to other animals, encouraging readers to engage with the philosophical issues at stake.

Lori Gruen is associate professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University, where she also chairs the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and directs the Ethics in Society Project. She has published widely on topics in practical ethics, including animal ethics and mind, feminist ethics and politics, and philosophy of law. She is currently engaged in ongoing collaborations with Laura Grabel addressing biological ethics.Laura Grabel is Fisk Professor of Natural Sciences and professor of biology at Wesleyan University. She has worked with embryonic stem cells for more than twenty years, and her current projects include identifying signals that promote the differentiation of embryonic stem cells and examining conditions that support successful transplantation of these cells in mouse models of human disease. She is an advocate for stem cell research and collaborates with Lori Gruen on topics in biological ethics.Peter Singer is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor in the Centre for Applied Ethics and Public Policy at the University of Melbourne. He has taught at the University of Oxford, New York University, La Trobe University, and Monash University. His books include Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, The Reproduction Revolution, Rethinking Life and Death, and, most recently, The Way We Eat.

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Preface
Why animals matter
Analyzing human exceptionalism
Who is ethically considerable?
Attending to other animals
The natural and the normative
Doing what comes naturally
Species and speciesism
Humans and persons
Moral agents and moral patients
The argument from marginal cases
Eating animals
The evolution of industrial agriculture
Living and dying on factory farms
Arguments against factory farms
Is vegetarianism ethically required?
Experimenting with animals
The pursuit of knowledge
Changing attitudes and developing regulations
Animal pain and psychological well-being
Weighing values
Abolition of animal experimentation
Dilemmas of captivity
Zoos
Liberty
Autonomy
Wild dignity
Companion animals
Sanctuary
Animals in the wild
Extinction
The value of species
Conflicts between humans and wild animals
Conflicts between animals
Conflicts between native species and non-native species
Animal protection
Can the ends justify the means?
Strategies for fighting speciesism
Empathetic action
References
Index

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