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Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Michael Murray

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The problem of evil remains a perennial challenge to theistic belief. However, one aspect of this challenge has been largely unexplored by theists — the problem of non-human animal pain and ... More


The Argument from Providence

Richard Swinburne

in The Existence of God

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271672
eISBN:
9780191709357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271672.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

It is good that there should be a world in which agents have the opportunity to choose freely to benefit or harm each other, especially in respect of their power, knowledge, and character. It is good ... More


Introduction

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction gives some historical background to the arguments presented in this book. Firstly it discusses the conflicts between science and religion. It goes on to chart the progress of thought ... More


Neo‐Cartesianism

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The argument for atheism presumes that animal suffering is both real and bad. This presumption has been challenged historically by Cartesians and others who regard animals as non-conscious automata. ... More


Nobility, Flourishing, and Immortality: Animal Pain and Animal Well‐being

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explores a variety of explanations which aim to show that animal pain and suffering is a necessary condition for various outweighing goods which accrue to the suffering animals ... More


Natural Evil, Nomic Regularity, and Animal Suffering

Michael J. Murray

in Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Theism and the Problem of Animal Suffering

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199237272
eISBN:
9780191717291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237272.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter and the next explore explanations of animal suffering in which the overriding goods arising from the permission of animal suffering do not accrue to animals themselves. The most common ... More


Natural Evil and the Scope for Response

Richard Swinburne

in Providence and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237983
eISBN:
9780191598548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237987.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The ‘higher‐order goods’ defence claims that natural evils (bad states caused by processes over which humans have no control) give humans the opportunity to react to them in the right way by actions, ... More


Jesus Taught His Atonement

Richard Swinburne

in The Resurrection of God Incarnate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257461
eISBN:
9780191598616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257469.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Jesus sought to replace the system of Temple worship in which atonement was made by animal sacrifice. This is shown by, among other things, the accusation at his trial that he would destroy ‘this ... More


Beasts and Angels

Stephen R. L. Clark

in A Parliament of Souls: Limits and Renewals 2

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198242369
eISBN:
9780191680458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242369.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses the experience of moral struggle. The concept of the ‘beast within’ is used in the chapter, and is considered not necessarily antisocial. For example, whenever crowds behave ... More


The Animal That Therefore I am

Emmanuel Falque

in The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823270408
eISBN:
9780823270446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270408.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that what counts in philosophy as in theology is the question of essence, and not simply the physiological species, as in biology. That humans are of the animal species tells us ... More


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