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Ethics and Animals.

Author: Gruen, Lori.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gruen, Lori.
ISBN: 1282967320 9781282967328
OCLC Number: 741250731
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents13; --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
Preface --
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 --
References --
Index.

Abstract:

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 debates in the field. She analyses and explains a range of theoretical positions and poses challenging questions that directly encourage readers to hone their ethical reasoning skills and to develop a defensible position about their own practices. Her book will be an invaluable resource for students in a wide range of disciplines including ethics, environmental studies, veterinary science, women's studies, and the emerging field of animal studies and is an engaging account of the subject for general readers with no prior background in philosophy.
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