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The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics

Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp and the late R.G. Frey

February 2014

ISBN: 9780199351978

1008 pages
Paperback
248x171mm

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This volume of 35 new essays explores ethical questions related to animal minds, vegetarianism, the human use of animals, and a broad range of other issues, proposing practical solutions to problems and in some cases offering philosophical insights on topics previously unexamined by philosophers.

  • An in-depth, comprehensive treatment of the philosophical dimensions of the nature of animal minds and the ethics of human uses of animals.
  • Presents a comprehensive picture of the science and ethics of human uses of animals together with an analysis of the nature of animal minds and the evolutionary history of animal life.
  • The Introduction provides a concise, reader-friendly primer on the organization of the volume and the arguments entire contents of the book.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, and the late R.G. Frey, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Bowling Green State University

Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics R. G. Frey (1941-2012) was Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Contributors
    Introduction
    PART I. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
    1. Animals in Classical and Late Antique Philosophy
    2. Animals and Ethics in the History of Modern Philosophy
    PART II. TYPES OF ETHICAL THEORY
    3. Interacting with Animals: A Kantian Approach
    4. Virtue Ethics and the Treatment of Animals
    5. A Humean Account of the Status and Character of Animals
    6. Rights Theory and Animal Rights
    7. The Capabilities Approach and Animal Entitlements
    PART III. MORAL STATUS AND PERSON THEORY
    8. The Idea of Moral Standing
    9. Animals, Fundamental Moral Standing, and Speciesism
    10. Human Animals and Nonhuman Persons
    11. Are Nonhuman Animals Persons?
    PART IV. ANIMAL MINDS AND THEIR MORAL SIGNIFICANCE
    12. Animal Mentality: Its Character, Extent, and Moral Significance
    13. Mindreading and Moral Significance in Nonhuman Animals
    14. Minimal Minds
    15. Beyond Anthropomorphism: Attributing Psychological Properties to Animals
    16. The Relationship between Cognitive Sophistication and Pain in Animals
    17. Animals that Act for Moral Reasons
    18. The Moral Life of Animals
    PART V. SPECIES AND THE ENGINEERING OF SPECIES
    19. On the Origin of Species Notions and Their Ethical Limitations
    20. On the Nature of Species and the Moral Significance of their Extinction
    21. Are All Species Equal?
    22. Genetically Modified Animals: Should There Be Limits to Engineering the Animal Kingdom?
    23. Human/Nonhuman Chimeras: Assessing the Issues
    PART VI. PRACTICAL ETHICS
    24. The Moral Relevance of the Distinction between Domesticated and Wild Animals
    25. The Moral Significance of Animal Pain and Animal Death
    26. The Ethics of Confining Animals: From Farms to Zoos to Human Homes
    27. Keeping Pets
    28. Animal Experimentation in Biomedical Research
    29. The Application of Biotechnology to Animals in Agriculture
    30. Environmental Ethics, Hunting, and the Place of Animals
    31. Vegetarianism
    32. The Use of Animals in Toxicological Research
    33. What's Ethics Got to Do with It? The Roles of Government Regulation in Research-Animal Protection
    34. Literary Works and Animal Ethics
    Index

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