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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 21mm | 435g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739145487
  • 9780739145487

Table of contents

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)
List of Contributors
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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 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
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About Gregory R. Smulewicz-zucker

Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker is the managing editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.
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