Zoos: A Philosophical Tour by K. LeeZoos: A Philosophical Tour by K. Lee

Zoos: A Philosophical Tour

byK. Lee

Hardcover | June 5, 1995

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In this book, Keekok Lee asks the question, 'what is an animal, and how does our treatment of it within captivity affect its status as a being ?' This ontological treatment marks the first such approach in looking at animals in captivity. Engaging with the moral questions of zoo-keeping (is it morally justified to keep a wild animal in captivity?) as well as the ontological (what is it that we conserve in zoos after all? A wild animal or its shadow?), Lee develops her own original hypothesis, centred around the concept of 'immuration' - defining this in contrast to domestication - and thereby provides a unique addition to the growing body of work on animal ethics.
KEEKOK LEE is currently Visiting Chair in Philosophy at the Institute for Environment, Philosophy and Public Policy, Lancaster University, UK. Her research interests include environmental philosophy, philosophy of technology, and the relationship between the environment and technology from the ontological perspective. Published works i...
Title:Zoos: A Philosophical TourFormat:HardcoverDimensions:174 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:June 5, 1995Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140398624X

ISBN - 13:9781403986245


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction What Does the Public Find in Zoos? Animals in the Wild? Wild Animals in Captivity: Is this an Oxymoron? De-Contextualised and Re-Contextualised Lifestyle Dislocation and Re-Location Suspension of Natural Evolution Domestication and Immuration Biotic Artefacts Justifications Deemed Serious Justifications Deemed Frivolous Philosophy and Policy Conclusion Appendix: Environmental Enrichment or Enrichment Notes References and Select Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'The book is timely addition to growing body of philosophical literature on

animals and moral dimensions of conservation.' - Markku Oksanen, Department of Philosophy, University of Kuopio, Finland