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Beauchamp, Tom L. / Frey, Raymond G. (eds.) 2011. The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

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Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, and R.G. Frey, Professor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University  Contributors:  Sahar Akhtar; Kristin Andrews; John Basl; Tom L. Beauchamp; José Luis Bermúdez; Hilary Bok; Michael Bradie; Peter Carruthers; Sarah Chan; Stephen R. L. Clark; David Copp; David DeGrazia; Julia Driver; R. G. Frey; Aaron Garrett; Henry T. Greely; Mark Greene; Elizabeth Harman; John Harris; Bryce Huebner; Rosalind Hursthouse; Jeffrey Kahn; Christine M. Korsgaard; Hugh LaFollette; Christopher W. Morris; Martha Nussbaum; Clare Palmer; Russell Powell; Stuart Rachels; Andrew Rowan; Mark Rowlands; Julian Savulescu; David Schmidtz; Robert Streiffer; Michael Tooley; Gary Varner; Tzachi Zamir

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

This volume will be the only one designed as an in-depth, comprehensive treatment of the philosophical dimensions of the nature of animal minds and the ethics of human uses of animals.No other book prior to this has presented 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. Humans encounter and use animals in a stunning number of ways. The nature of these animals and the justifiability or unjustifiabilitly of human uses of them are the subject matter of this volume. Philosophers have long been intrigued by animal minds and vegetarianism, but only around the last quarter of the twentieth century did a significant philosophical literature begin to be developed on both the scientific study of animals and the ethics of human uses of animals. This literature had a primary focus on discussion of animal psychology, the moral status of animals, the nature and significance of species, and a number of practical problems. This Oxford Handbook is designed to capture the nature of the questions as they stand today and to propose solutions to many of the major problems. Several chapters in this volume explore matters that have never previously been examined by philosophers. The authors of the thirty-five chapters come from a diverse set of philosophical interests in the History of Philosophy, the Philosophy of Mind, the Philosophy of Biology, the Philosophy of Cognitive Science, the Philosophy of Language, Ethical Theory, and Practical Ethics. They explore many theoretical issues about animal minds and an array of practical concerns about animal products, farm animals, hunting, circuses, zoos, the entertainment industry, safety-testing on animals, the status and moral significance of species, environmental ethics, the nature and significance of the minds of animals, and so on. They also investigate what the future may be expected to bring in the way of new scientific developments and new moral problems. This book of original essays is the most comprehensive single volume ever published on animal minds and the ethics of our use of animals.

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