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Author : John J. Callanan
Lucy Allais
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020-04-23
Page : 272
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0198859910
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This is the first edited collection devoted entirely to the question of the role of animals in the thought of Immanuel Kant. Though the topic is not one treated systematically in his work, mentions of animals occur throughout his corpus in relation to many of his central concerns. In this volume, a team of leading scholars address issues ranging over Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, including questions regarding the possibility of objective representation and intentionality in animals, the role of animals in Kant's scientific picture of nature, the status of our moral responsibilities to animals' welfare, and more. It also includes chapters concerning contemporary questions relating to animals and Kantian ethics and metaethics, making a use of Kant's philosophy to help contend with one of the most crucial ethics issues facing us today.


Author : John J. Callanan
Lucy Allais
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-04-22
Page : 271
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0192603744
Description :


This is the first edited collection devoted entirely to the question of the role of animals in the thought of Immanuel Kant. Though the topic is not one treated systematically in his work, mentions of animals occur throughout his corpus in relation to many of his central concerns. In this volume, a team of leading scholars address issues ranging over Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, including questions regarding the possibility of objective representation and intentionality in animals, the role of animals in Kant's scientific picture of nature, the status of our moral responsibilities to animals' welfare, and more. It also includes chapters concerning contemporary questions relating to animals and Kantian ethics and metaethics, making a use of Kant's philosophy to help contend with one of the most crucial ethics issues facing us today.


Author : Christine Marion Korsgaard
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
Page : 252
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0198753853
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Presents a compelling new view of our moral relationships to the other animals


Author : Peter Adamson
G. Fay Edwards
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2018
Page : 472
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0199375968
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Philosophical controversy over non-human animals extends further back than many realize -- before Utilitarianism and Darwinism to the very genesis of philosophy. This volume examines the richness and complexity of that long history. Twelve essays trace the significance of animals from Greek and Indian antiquity through the Islamic and Latin medieval traditions, to Renaissance and early modern thought, ending with contemporary notions about animals. Two main questions emerge throughout the volume: what capacities can be ascribed to animals, and how should we treat them? Notoriously ungenerous attitudes towards animals' mental lives and ethics status, found for instance in Aristotle and Descartes, are shown to have been more nuanced than often supposed, while remarkable defenses of benevolence towards animals are unearthed in late antiquity, India, the Islamic world, and Kant. Other chapters examine cannibalism and vegetarianism in Renaissance thought, and the scientific testing of animals. A series of interdisciplinary reflections sheds further light on human attitudes towards animals, looking at their depiction in visual artworks from China, Africa, and Europe, as well as the rich tradition of animal fables beginning with Aesop.


Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1983
Page : 425
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780520054608
Description :


Examines the philosophical aspects of the treatment of animals and argues that animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment


Author : Tatjana Viésak
Robert Garner
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-10-01
Page : 272
Category : Animal rights
ISBN 13 : 0199396086
Description :


While it is generally accepted that animal welfare matters morally, it is less clear how to morally evaluate the ending of an animal's life. It seems to matter for the animal whether it experiences pain or pleasure, or enjoyment or suffering. But does it also matter for the animal whether it lives or dies? Is a longer life better for an animal than a shorter life? If so, under what conditions is this so, and why is this the case? Is it better for an animal to live rather than never to be born at all? The Ethics of Killing Animals addresses these value-theoretical questions about animal life, death and welfare. It also discusses whether and how answers to these questions are relevant for our moral duties towards animals. Is killing animals ever morally acceptable and, if so, under what conditions? Do animals have moral rights, such as the right to life and should they be accorded legal rights? How should our moral duties towards animals inform our individual behavior and policy-making? This volume presents a collection of contributions from major thinkers in ethics and animal welfare, with a special focus on the moral evaluation of killing animals.


Author : Robert Wright
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-11-03
Page : 496
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0307772748
Description :


Are men literally born to cheat? Does monogamy actually serve women's interests? These are among the questions that have made The Moral Animal one of the most provocative science books in recent years. Wright unveils the genetic strategies behind everything from our sexual preferences to our office politics--as well as their implications for our moral codes and public policies. Illustrations.


Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2004-09-17
Page : 425
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780520243866
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THE argument for animal rights, a classic since its appearance in 1983, from the moral philosophical point of view.


Author : Mark Rowlands
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-03-01
Page : 259
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 019024030X
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From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings. But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally, and for reasons that virtually everyone has found convincing. In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling. The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. We can reflect on our motivations, formulate abstract principles that allow that allow us to judge right from wrong. For an actor to be moral, he or she must be able scrutinize their motivations and actions. No animal can do these things--no animal is moral. Rowland naturally agrees that humans possess a moral consciousness that no animal can rival, but he argues that it is not necessary for an individual to have the ability to reflect on his or her motives to be moral. Animals can't do all that we can do, but they can act on the basis of some moral reasons--basic moral reasons involving concern for others. And when they do this, they are doing just what we do when we act on the basis of these reasons: They are acting morally.


Author : Tom L. Beauchamp
R.G. Frey
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-11-17
Page : 982
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 0195371968
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Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp and R.G. Frey.


Author : Mark Dimmock
Andrew Fisher
Publisher : Open Book Publishers
Release : 2017-07-31
Page : 262
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1783743913
Description :


What does pleasure have to do with morality? What role, if any, should intuition have in the formation of moral theory? If something is ‘simulated’, can it be immoral? This accessible and wide-ranging textbook explores these questions and many more. Key ideas in the fields of normative ethics, metaethics and applied ethics are explained rigorously and systematically, with a vivid writing style that enlivens the topics with energy and wit. Individual theories are discussed in detail in the first part of the book, before these positions are applied to a wide range of contemporary situations including business ethics, sexual ethics, and the acceptability of eating animals. A wealth of real-life examples, set out with depth and care, illuminate the complexities of different ethical approaches while conveying their modern-day relevance. This concise and highly engaging resource is tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies, with a clear and practical layout that includes end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, and common mistakes to avoid. It should also be of practical use for those teaching Philosophy as part of the International Baccalaureate. Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers, but Fisher and Dimmock’s precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and lively introduction to the challenging subject of ethics. Tailored to the Ethics components of AQA Philosophy and OCR Religious Studies.


Author : Immanuel Kant
Publisher : The Floating Press
Release : 2009-01-01
Page : 51
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1775414485
Description :


One of the most influential Enlightenment thinkers, German philosopher Immanuel Kant takes his place among Locke, Hume, and Berkeley as one of the intellectuals most commonly credited with ushering modernity into existence. In The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics, Kant takes on some of the most complex and engaging ideas about how humans can discern the right way to live. Recommended for philosophy buffs -- and anyone interested in expanding their intellectual horizons!


Author : Bernard E. Rollin
Publisher :
Release : 1992-01-01
Page : 248
Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 9780879757892
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Offers a forthright approach to the many disquieting questions surrounding the emotional debate over animal rights. This book includes a chapter on animal agriculture, and additional discussions of animal law, companion animal issues, genetic engineering, animal pain, animal research, and other topics.


Author : Gary Steiner
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 2010-08-01
Page : 344
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0822970988
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Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents is the first-ever comprehensive examination of views of animals in the history of Western philosophy, from Homeric Greece to the twentieth century. In recent decades, increased interest in this area has been accompanied by scholars' willingness to conceive of animal experience in terms of human mental capacities: consciousness, self-awareness, intention, deliberation, and in some instances, at least limited moral agency. This conception has been facilitated by a shift from behavioral to cognitive ethology (the science of animal behavior), and by attempts to affirm the essential similarities between the psychophysical makeup of human beings and animals. Gary Steiner sketches the terms of the current debates about animals and relates these to their historical antecedents, focusing on both the dominant anthropocentric voices and those recurring voices that instead assert a fundamental kinship relation between human beings and animals. He concludes with a discussion of the problem of balancing the need to recognize a human indebtedness to animals and the natural world with the need to preserve a sense of the uniqueness and dignity of the human individual.


Author : Carlo Alvaro
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2019-03-13
Page : 214
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1498590020
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Ethical veganism is the view that raising animals for food is an immoral practice that must be stopped because of the harm it causes to the animals, the environment, and our health. Carlo Alvaro argues the only way to stop that harm is to acquire the virtues that enable us to act justly and benevolently toward animals.


Author : Franck L.B. Meijboom
Elsbeth N. Stassen
Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
Release : 2016-02-24
Page : 272
Category : Medical
ISBN 13 : 9086868088
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Killing animals is common practice, yet it is not morally neutral. The end of animal life is related to many societal and ethical questions and concerns. Questions such as how long should we continue to treat an animal before putting it down? But also the question whether it could be legitimate to kill individual animals for the welfare of the herd or of future generations. The ongoing public and academic discussions on these, and on other well-known questions like those related to the killing of animals for food or for scientific purposes, show that there is no one standard evaluation of animal life. This book is an edited volume that enables the reader to get a grip on that plurality of views with regard to animals. It helps to deal with the many questions related to the end of animal life. The chapters show how the plurality of views on killing animals is related to moral presuppositions by providing a clear overview of the ethical views on end-of-life decisions. Furthermore, the book contains a number of applied studies of the ethical questions related to killing animals in various practices, including small animal practice, wildlife management, fishing and fish farming, animal experimentation and livestock farming. These chapters can help veterinarians, scientists, students, policy makers and many other professionals working with animals to easily get a good overview of the issues at stake, and may contribute to responsible decision-making with regard to the end of animal life.


Author : Julian H. Franklin
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2006-12
Page : 151
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 0231134231
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Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy examines the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and adds a new dimension. Julian H. Franklin begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals associated with Peter Singer and the rights approach advanced by Tom Regan. Despite their merits, both positions are found too limited as theoretical foundations for animal rights. Franklin follows with a new interpretation of Kant's categorical imperative, showing that it can be expanded to provide the basis of a system of rights that includes all sentient beings. He also shows why other forms of rationalism cannot be similarly expanded. Franklin then critically discusses the concern for animals in doctrines of compassion, including the ecofeminist ethic of care and Albert Schweitzer's ethic of reverence for life. In a concluding chapter he considers the conflict between the rights of animals and humans to the environment and reflects on possible solutions.


Author : Julia Held
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2019-05-13
Page : 16
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 3668936730
Description :


Essay from the year 2019 in the subject Philosophy - Miscellaneous, grade: 1, University of Leipzig, language: English, abstract: In this paper, I will reject the Kantian claim that animals’ behaviour can’t be morally assessed. On the contrary, I will show how animals’ behaviour can indeed be morally assessed, even if we can’t ascribe a sort of human-like normative morality to them, since they don’t use language and thus have no concept of morality. Before stating my argument, I want to avoid any misunderstanding by specifying some central notions, i.e. “humans”, “animals” and “moral sensitivities”. The reader will often be confronted with the terms “humans” and “animals”. Here I want to clarify that a mental division between us, as human animals, and animals, as non-human animals should be avoided. Such a separation usually leads to an overestimation and the assessment of humans being the only ones capable of morality on earth, mainly because of their advanced minds and intellect. Therefore, when considering the problem of moral assessment to animals, an imaginary hierarchical classification should be avoided in order to see what the essence of morality lies in, namely an innate moral sensitivity which humans share with some (or many) animals.


Author : Roger Scruton
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2006-10-31
Page : 224
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780826494047
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In this acclaimed book, Scruton takes the issues relating to vivisection, hunting, animal testing and BSE and places them in a wider framework of thought and feeling. Now available in paperback


Author : Christine M. Korsgaard
Christine Marion Korsgaard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996-07-28
Page : 442
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 9780521499620
Description :


Thirteen essays containing some of the finest work being done on Kant's ethics.