Strangers to Nature

Strangers to Nature : Animal Lives and Human Ethics

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Strangers to Nature challenges a reading public that has grown complacent with the standard framework of the animal ethics debate. Human influence on, and the control of, the natural world has greater consequences than ever, making the human impact on the lives of animals more evident. We cannot properly interrogate our conduct in the world without a deeper understanding of how our actions affect animals. It is crucial that the human-animal relationship become more central to ethical inquiry. This volume brings together many of the leading scholars who work to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. The contributors examine the radical developments that change how we think about the status of non-human animals in our society and our moral obligations. Strangers to Nature will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about current human/non-human animal relationships.
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  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739145479
  • 9780739145470

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Incorporating New Ethical Traditions Chapter 1: Imagining a World without the Violation of Animals by Drucilla Cornell Chapter 2: Animal Rights and Kantian Ethics by Julian H. Franklin Chapter 3: A Place for Animals in the Kingdom of Ends by Heather M. Kendrick Chapter 4: Interspecies Cosmopolitanism: Animal Rights without Metaphysical Foundations by Eduardo Mendieta Chapter 5: C.S. Lewis's Theology of Animals by Andrew Linzey Part II: Extending and Critiquing the Discourse Chapter 6: The Ruses of Reason: Strategies of Exclusion Paola Cavalieri Chapter 7: Ideology in Animal Rights Advocacy: Sound Ethics, Dubious Practices by Rod Preece Chapter 8: Animal Rights and Social Relations by Ted Benton Chapter 9: The Problem with Commodifying Animals by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker Part III: Developing New Ethical Grounds Chapter 10: Why We Have Ethical Obligations to Animals: Animal Welfare and the Common Good by Michael J. Thompson Chapter 11: Relating to Animals in Space and Time: An Exercise in Moral Imagination by Michael Allen Fox Chapter 12: Navigating Difference (again): Animal Ethics and Entangled Empathy by Lori Gruen Chapter 13: Toward a Properly Post-Humanist Ethos of Somatic Sympathy by Ralph R. Acampora Chapter 14: Animal Ethics and Recollection by Bernard Rollin Appendix: Voices for Animals: A Fantasy on Animal Representation by Peter Sloterdijk (Translated by Lisa Marie Anderson) Index List of Contributors
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A stimulating collection of essays that reexamine, refine, and in some cases refute major philosophical arguments concerning animal treatment, thereby advancing animal ethical theory on a number of fronts. -- Josephine Donovan, University of Maine, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin: Evil, Affliction, and Redemptive Love, and Co-editor of The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics and Animals and Women A fine collection of essays representing a wide range of views on animal ethics. -- Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law; Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy, Rutgers University
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About Gregory R. Smulewicz-zucker

Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker is the Managing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.
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