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Ethics and Animals An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0521717736

ISBN-13: 9780521717731

Edition: 2011

Authors: Lori Gruen

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

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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…    

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
Wild dignity
Companion animals
Animals in the wild
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