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Bioethics and the Brain

Walter Glannon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195307788
eISBN:
9780199867431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Our ability to map and intervene in the structure of the human brain is proceeding at a very quick rate. Advances in psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery have given us fresh insights into the ... More


Pets, People, and Pragmatism

Erin McKenna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251148
eISBN:
9780823252886
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251148.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Pragmatism is used to explore human beings relationships with horses, dogs, and cats. This results in some surprising conclusions such as respectful relations may require humans to continue in some ... More


Humans’ Aesthetic Appreciation of Nonhuman Animals

Stephen Davies

in The Artful Species: Aesthetics, Art, and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199658541
eISBN:
9780191746253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658541.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science

Having traced the intimacy of humans’ relationship to and dependence on animals from our earliest history, this chapter lists a variety of aesthetic approaches that can be adopted toward them. Some ... More


Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Christine Overall (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book focuses on ethical issues connected to companion animals (“pets”), especially dogs and cats. Companion animals are both vulnerable to and dependent upon human beings. What kinds of ... More


Introduction: The Problem with Pets

Erin McKenna

in Pets, People, and Pragmatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251148
eISBN:
9780823252886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251148.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

The views of a variety of animal organizations on issues such as ownership versus guardianship are critiqued. Pragmatism is used to argue that given long relationships between humans and ... More


Rethinking Liberal Subjectivity: The Biopolitics of Animal Autobiography

Katharine Lee Bates and Barbara Bush

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the conflation of pets with children by focusing on the genre of animal autobiography—that is, autobiographies written from the perspective of an animal. More specifically, it ... More


Canis familiaris

Alexandra Horowitz

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, presents an unusual case study for the consideration of captivity of nonhuman animals. On one level, the captivity of the species is discussable: by virtue of the ... More


Captive Chimpanzees

Stephen R. Ross

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chimpanzees have lived as captive animals in the United States for over a century and today exist in a wide variety of circumstances including zoos, roadside attractions, circuses, sanctuaries, ... More


Evolved Attitudes to Animals

T.J. Kasperbauer

in Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter looks at how our attitudes to animals have been shaped by different roles animals played in our evolutionary history. It reviews research on attitudes toward animals across cultures and ... More


Dehumanization and Mentalizing Animals

T.J. Kasperbauer

in Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter applies the psychological account from chapter 3 on how we rank human beings above other animals, to the particular case of using mental states to assign animals moral status. ... More


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