The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics by Tom L. BeauchampThe Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics by Tom L. Beauchamp

The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics

EditorTom L. Beauchamp, R. G. Frey

Paperback | January 14, 2014

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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 aprimary 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 majorproblems. 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 manytheoretical 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 mindsof 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.
Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. R. G. Frey (1941-2012) was Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Animal EthicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:984 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsIntroductioPART I. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY1. Animals in Classical and Late Antique Philosophy2. Animals and Ethics in the History of Modern PhilosophyPART II. TYPES OF ETHICAL THEORY3. Interacting with Animals: A Kantian Approach4. Virtue Ethics and the Treatment of Animals5. A Humean Account of the Status and Character of Animals6. Rights Theory and Animal Rights7. The Capabilities Approach and Animal EntitlementsPART III. MORAL STATUS AND PERSON THEORY8. The Idea of Moral Standing9. Animals, Fundamental Moral Standing, and Speciesism10. Human Animals and Nonhuman Persons11. Are Nonhuman Animals Persons?PART IV. ANIMAL MINDS AND THEIR MORAL SIGNIFICANCE12. Animal Mentality: Its Character, Extent, and Moral Significance13. Mindreading and Moral Significance in Nonhuman Animals14. Minimal Minds15. Beyond Anthropomorphism: Attributing Psychological Properties to Animals16. The Relationship between Cognitive Sophistication and Pain in Animals17. Animals that Act for Moral Reasons18. The Moral Life of AnimalsPART V. SPECIES AND THE ENGINEERING OF SPECIES19. On the Origin of Species Notions and Their Ethical Limitations20. On the Nature of Species and the Moral Significance of their Extinction21. Are All Species Equal?22. Genetically Modified Animals: Should There Be Limits to Engineering the Animal Kingdom?23. Human/Nonhuman Chimeras: Assessing the IssuesPART VI. PRACTICAL ETHICS24. The Moral Relevance of the Distinction between Domesticated and Wild Animals25. The Moral Significance of Animal Pain and Animal Death26. The Ethics of Confining Animals: From Farms to Zoos to Human Homes27. Keeping Pets28. Animal Experimentation in Biomedical Research29. The Application of Biotechnology to Animals in Agriculture30. Environmental Ethics, Hunting, and the Place of Animals31. Vegetarianism32. The Use of Animals in Toxicological Research33. What's Ethics Got to Do with It? The Roles of Government Regulation in Research-Animal Protection34. Literary Works and Animal EthicsIndex