The Animal Ethics Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2008-05-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The second edition of The Animal Ethics Reader is the most current and comprehensive anthology of readings on the subject of animal ethics. Whilst keeping the best of the previous edition, the editors have updated readings to reflect ongoing developments and emerging issues like rehabilitation of oiled wildlife, human elephant interactions, and animal consciousness and emotion. Classic and contemporary readings are arranged thematically, carefully presenting a balanced representation of the field as it stands, and include selections from leading experts in the field. Each chapter is introduced by the editors and study questions feature at the end. The second edition also contains a new foreword by Bernard Rollin.

Table of Contents

Theories of Animal Ethics
The Case for Animal Rights
Reply to Tom Regan
Are Human Rights Human?
Practical Ethics
Feminism and the Treatment of Animals: From Care to Dialogue
Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs
Animals and the Harm of Death
Further Reading
Study Questions
Animal Capacities: Pain, Emotion, Consciousness
Issues/ Methods of Study
Consciousness, Emotion and Animal Welfare: Insights from Cognitive Science
Anthropomorphism and Cross-Species Modeling
Consciousness, Emotion, and Suffering
A neuropsychological and evolutionary approach to animal consciousness and animal suffering
Animal Consciousnes: What Matters and Why
Animal Minds and Animal Emotions
New Evidence of Animal Consciousness
Animal Pain
How Facts Matter
Further Reading
Study Questions
Primates and Cetaceans
Deep Ethology, Animal Rights, and The Great Ape/Animal Project: Resisting Speciesism and Expanding the Community of Equals
Ape Consciousness Human Consciousness: A Perspective Informed by Language and Culture
Cultures in Chimpanzees
Are Apes Persons? The Case for Primate Intersubjectivity
Problems Faced by Wild and Captive Chimpanzees: Finding Solutions
Culture and Conservation of Non-Humans with Reference to Whales and Dolphins
Into the Brains of Whales
Whales as Persons
Further Reading
Study Questions
Animals for Food
Animals for Food
Thinking like Animals
A Major Change
Food Prices and Animal Welfare
Animal Agriculture Alliance, Animal Agriculture: Myths and Facts
The Least Harm Principle May Require that Humans Consume a Diet Containing Large Herbivores, not a Vegan Diet
The Ethical Imperative to Control Pain and Suffering in Farm Animals
The Basic Argument for Vegetarianism
The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women
A Paradox of Ethic Vegetarianism: Unfairness to Women and Children
Religious Perspectives
Enhancing the Divine Image
The Bible and Killing for Food
Further Reading
Study Questions
Animal Experimentation
Laboratory Studies
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