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Ethics and animals : an introduction

Author: Lori Gruen
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Cambridge applied ethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this fresh and comprehensive introduction to animal ethics, Lori Gruen weaves together poignant and provocative case studies with discussions of ethical theory, urging readers to engage critically and empathetically reflect on our treatment of other animals. In clear and accessible language, Gruen provides a survey of the issues central to human-animal relations and a reasoned new perspective on current key  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lori Gruen
ISBN: 9780511993145 0511993145 0521888999 9780521888998 0521717736 9780521717731
OCLC Number: 833089648
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 19 mars 2012).
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2011
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. Why animals matter. Analyzing human exceptionalism ; Who is ethically considerable? ; Attending to other animals --
2. 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 --
3. Eating animals. The evolution of industrial agriculture ; Living and dying on factory farms ; Arguments against factory farms ; Is vegetarianism ethically required? --
4. Experimenting with animals. The pursuit of knowledge ; Changing attitudes and developing regulations ; Animal pain and psychological well-being ; Weighing values ; Abolition of animal experimentation --
5. Dilemmas of captivity. Zoos ; Liberty ; Autonomy ; Wild dignity ; Companion animals ; Sanctuary --
6. 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 --
7. Animal protection. Can the ends justify the means? ; Strategies for fighting speciesism ; Empathetic action.
Series Title: Cambridge applied ethics.
Responsibility: Lori Gruen.

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How do other animals experience their environments? What might they be thinking? Lori Gruen weaves together case studies with accessible ethical analysis to help us to reflect critically on our  Read more...
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'Ethics and Animals is a work of exceptional clarity and intelligence, and it is hard to imagine how it could be surpassed as a concise introduction to the competing philosophical approaches that Read more...

 
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