The Animal Ethics Reader

The Animal Ethics Reader

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The second edition of The Animal Ethics Reader is the most current and comprehensive anthology of readings on the subject of animal ethics. Whilst keeping the best of the previous edition, the editors have updated readings to reflect ongoing developments and emerging issues like rehabilitation of oiled wildlife, human elephant interactions, and animal consciousness and emotion.

Classic and contemporary readings are arranged thematically, carefully presenting a balanced representation of the field as it stands, and include selections from leading experts in the field. Each chapter is introduced by the editors and study questions feature at the end.

The second edition also contains a new foreword by Bernard Rollin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 650 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 38.1mm | 1,157g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0415775396
  • 9780415775397
  • 585,544

Table of contents

1 Theories of Animal Ethics Introduction 1. Tom Regan, The Case for Animal Rights 2. Carl Cohen, Reply to Tom Regan 3. Paola Cavalieri, Are Human Rights Human? 4. Peter Singer, Practical Ethics 5. Josephine Donovan, Feminism and the Treatment of Animals: From Care to Dialogue 6. R.G. Frey, Rights, Interests, Desires and Beliefs 7. Frederike Kaldewaij, Animals and the Harm of Death Further Reading Study Questions 2 Animal Capacities: Pain, Emotion, Consciousness Introduction Issues/ Methods of Study 8. M. Mendl and E.S. Paul, Consciousness, Emotion and Animal Welfare: Insights from Cognitive Science 9. Barbara Smuts, Reflections 10. Sandra D. Mitchell, Anthropomorphism and Cross-Species Modeling Consciousness, Emotion, and Suffering 11. Bob Bermond, A neuropsychological and evolutionary approach to animal consciousness and animal suffering 12. Daniel C. Dennett, Animal Consciousnes: What Matters and Why 13. Marian Stamp Dawkins, Animal Minds and Animal Emotions 14. Donald R. Griffin and Gayle R. Speck, New Evidence of Animal Consciousness 15. Bernard E. Rollin, Animal Pain 16. Gary Varner, How Facts Matter Further Reading Study Questions 3 Primates and Cetaceans Introduction Primates 17. Marc Bekoff, Deep Ethology, Animal Rights, and The Great Ape/Animal Project: Resisting Speciesism and Expanding the Community of Equals 18. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, William M. Fields, and Jared Taglialatela, Ape Consciousness-Human Consciousness: A Perspective Informed by Language and Culture 19. A. Whiten, J. Goodall, W.C. McGrew, T. Nishida, V. Reynolds, Y. Sugiyama, C.E.G. Tutin, R.W. Wrangham, and C. Boesch, Cultures in Chimpanzees 20. Juan Carlos Gomez, Are Apes Persons? The Case for Primate Intersubjectivity 21. Jane Goodall, Problems Faced by Wild and Captive Chimpanzees: Finding Solutions Cetaceans 22. Hal Whitehead, Luke Rendell, Richard W. Osborne, and Bernd Wursig, Culture and Conservation of Non-Humans with Reference to Whales and Dolphins 23. Mark Peter Simmons, Into the Brains of Whales 24. Paola Cavalieri, Whales as Persons Further Reading Study Questions 4 Animals for Food Introduction Animals for Food 25. David DeGrazia, Meat-Eating 26. Temple Grandin, Thinking like Animals 27. Temple Grandin, A Major Change 28. Michael C. Appleby, Food Prices and Animal Welfare 29. Animal Agriculture Alliance, Animal Agriculture: Myths and Facts 30. Steven L. Davis, The Least Harm Principle May Require that Humans Consume a Diet Containing Large Herbivores, not a Vegan Diet 31. Bernard E. Rollin, The Ethical Imperative to Control Pain and Suffering in Farm Animals 32. James Rachels, The Basic Argument for Vegetarianism 33. Carol J. Adams, The Rape of Animals, the Butchering of Women 34. Kathryn Paxton George, A Paradox of Ethic Vegetarianism: Unfairness to Women and Children Religious Perspectives 35. Norman Solomon, Judaism 36. Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, Enhancing the Divine Image 37. Andrew Linzey, The Bible and Killing for Food 38. Martin Forward and Mohamed Alam, Islam Further Reading Study Questions 5 Animal Experimentation Introduction Laboratory Studies 39. Tom Regan, The Case for Animal Rights 40. David DeGrazia, The Ethics of Animal Research: What are the Prospects for Agreement? 41. Baruch A. Brody, Defending Animal Research: An International Perspective 42. Lynda Birke, Who-or What-are the Rats (and Mice) in the Laboratory? Regulating Animal Experimentation 43. F. Barbara Orlans, Ethical Themes of National Regulations Governing Animal Experiments: An International Perspective Animals in the Classroom 44. Jonathan Balcombe, Summary of Recommendations 45. Andrew J. Petto and Karla D. Russell, Humane Education: The Role of Animal-based Learning Ecological Studies 46. Ben A. Minteer and James P. Collins, Ecological Ethics: Building a New Tool Kit for Ecologists and Biodiversity Managers Stephen T. Emlen, Ethics and Experimentation: Hard Choices for the Field Ornithologist Further Reading Study Questions 6 Animals and Biotechnology Introduction 48. David Morton, Some Ethical Issues in Biotechnology Involving Animals Issues in Genetic Engineering 49. Jason Scott Robert and Francoise Baylis, Crossing Species Boundaries 50. Robert Streiffer, In Defense of the Moral Relevance of Species Boundaries 51. Kevin R. Smith, Animal Genetic Manipulation: A Utilitarian Response 52. Jeffrey Burkhardt, The Inevitability of Animal Biotechnology? Ethics and the Scientific Attitude Telos as an Influence on Ethical Issues 53. Bernard E. Rollin, On Telos and Genetic Engineering 54. Bernice Bovenkerk, Frans W.A. Brom, and Babs J. van den Bergh, Brave New Birds: The Use of `Animal Integrity' in Animal Ethics Issues in Cloning 55. Oliver A. Ryder, Cloning Advances and Challenges for Conservation 56. Autumn Fiester, Creating Fido's Twin: Can Pet Cloning be Ethical Justified? Further Reading Study Questions 7 Ethics and Wildlife Introduction Valuing Wildlife 57. J. Baird Callicott, The Philosophical Value of Wildlife 58. Grace Clement, The Ethic of Care and the Problem of Wild Animals Hunting Controversies 59. Aldo Leopold, Game and Wildlife Conservation 60. Marti Kheel, The Killing Game: An Ecofeminist Critique of Hunting 61. Alastair S. Gunn, Environmental Ethics and Trophy Hunting Special Problems 62. Ned Hettinger, Exotic Species, Naturalisation, and Biological Nativism 63. Dale Peterson, To Eat the Laughing Animal Further Reading Study Questions 8 Zoos and Aquariums Introduction 64. Randall L. Eaton, Orcas and Dolphins in Captivity 65. Ralph Acampora, Zoos and Eyes: Contesting Captivity and Seeking Successor Practices 66. Dale Jamieson, Against Zoos 67. Michael Hutchins, Brandie Smith and Ruth Allard, In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums: the ethical basis for keeping wild animals in Captivity 68. Donald G. Lindburg, Zoos and the Rights of Animals 69. Chris Wemmer, Opportunities Lost: Zoos and the Marsupial that Tried to be a Wolf Further Reading Study Questions 9 Animal Companions Introduction 70. Konrad Lorenz, Affection's Claim 71. Bernard E. Rollin and Michael D.H. Rollin, Dogmatisms and Catechisms: Ethics and Companion Animals 72. Paul Shepard, The Pet World 73. Anna Merz, Hand-Raising a Rhino in the Wild 74. Freya Mathews, Living with Animals 75. James Garbarino, Protecting Children and Animals from Abuse: A Trans-Species Concept of Caring 76. James Serpell, Raymond Coppinger, and Aubrey H. Fine, The Welfare of Assistance and Therapy Animals: An Ethical Comment 77. Clare Palmer, Killing Animals in Animal Shelters 78. Diane Leigh and Marilee Geyer, Miracle of Life and Afterword Further Reading Study Questions 10 Animal Law/Animal Activism Introduction 79. Steven M. Wise, A Great Shout: Legal Rights for Great Apes 80. Richard A. Posner, Book Review: Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals by Steven M. Wise 81. Richard A. Epstein, The Dangerous Claims of the Animal Rights Movement 82. Kate Douglas, Just Like Us 83. Wesley V. Jamison, Caspar Wenk, and James V. Parker, Every Sparrow that Falls: Understanding Animal Rights Activism as Functional Religion 84. Tom Regan, Understanding Animal Rights Violence 85. Courtney L. Dillard, Civil Disobedience: A Case Study in Factors of Effectiveness 86. Peter Singer, In Your Face: From Actor to Activist 87. Chris DeRose, Ten Ways to Make a Difference Further Reading Study Questions
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The first edition of The Animal Ethics Reader was an important contribution to the development of courses in animal ethics. This new, improved edition will make an even more important contribution. Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, New York University

The Animal Ethics Reader is required reading for students and scholars in Human-Animal Studies and for interested individuals who want to deepen their understanding of our complex and contradictory relationship with animals. Kim W. Stallwood, Animals and Society Institute

The Animal Ethics Reader offers an invaluable source, and establishes animal ethics and animal law philosophy as a serious academic subject. Erwin Lengauer and Regina Binder, Vienna inter-university research group on animal ethics.

Praise for the First Edition:

This ambitious anthology is a welcome resource for the study of the ethical issues of human interactions with other animals. The editors have provided a volume that covers a wide and diverse range of topics and points of view. Anthrozoos, 18 (4) 2005
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