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Animal welfare: Philosophy meets science

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161960
eISBN:
9780199790067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161960.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter presents select influential philosophical approaches to animal welfare, to see how they have and how they could enlighten animal welfare policy. Topics discussed include the concept of ... More


Animal Welfare in the Laboratory: A Case Study in Secular Ethics of Human-Animal Interaction

Larry Carbone

in Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.003.0028
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the issue of animal ethics. The author's work as a laboratory veterinarian has caused him to question the means by which distress, suffering, and discomfort in animals are ... More


Spencer on Justice

Henry Sidgwick

in Essays on Ethics and Method

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250234
eISBN:
9780191598432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250231.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In his writings on animal ethics, Spencer maintains that the ultimate end of human conduct as well as of animal conduct is the greatest length, breadth, and completeness of life; acts are good that ... More


Livestock Welfare and the Ethics of Producing Meat

Paul B. Thompson

in From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199391684
eISBN:
9780199391721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391684.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Animal ethics has emerged over the last half century as an extremely active area of philosophical inquiry. Yet while philosophers have provided numerous arguments and counterarguments on the subject ... More


Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics

Andrew Linzey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199351848
eISBN:
9780199352562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351848.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

How we treat animals arouses strong emotions. Many people are repulsed by photographs of cruelty to animals and respond passionately to how we make animals suffer for food, commerce, and sport. But ... More


Introduction

Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II

in Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The first section of Trash Animals gives an overview of the topic of urban wildlife and invasive species. It also gives summaries of the essays included in the text. The introduction also defines ... More


Conclusion

Alasdair Cochrane

in Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198789802
eISBN:
9780191831485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789802.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The concluding chapter does three things. First, it briefly summarizes the core claims made in the book and its outline of a sentientist political order. Second, it re-emphasizes some of the most ... More


Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species

Kelsi Nagy and Phillip David Johnson II (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680542
eISBN:
9781452947129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680542.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Trash Animals, a collection of essays by a wide range of environmental writers, examines relationships between humans and wildlife deemed filthy, feral, unwanted, problematic, invasive or worthless. ... More


Introduction

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/9780190695811.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction explains the need for a book on moral psychology and animals. It outlines the psychological account described in more detail in chapters 2–5, which focus on the implications of the ... More


All God’s Creatures Are Communities Like You (Qur’an 6:38): Precedents for Eco-halal Meat in Muslim Traditions

Sarah E. Robinson-Bertoni

in That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190456023
eISBN:
9780190456054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190456023.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter builds a careful case for eco-halal meat, using analysis of key traditional sources, the Quran and hadith, other Muslim literature, and contemporary perspectives and practices. The ... More


You Are NOT What You Eat

Paul B. Thompson

in From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199391684
eISBN:
9780199391721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391684.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Philosophical discussions of food have been virtually nonexistent for five hundred years, but have returned in recent decades. The chapter reviews some of the reasons philosophers ignored food for so ... More


Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals

T.J. Kasperbauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190695811
eISBN:
9780190695842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190695811.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book provides an account of the moral psychology behind our attitudes to animals. Its main thesis is that behind both our positive and negative attitudes to animals is an underlying concern that ... More


Mary Wollstonecraft, Children’s Human Rights, and Animal Ethics

Eileen Hunt Botting

in The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198766841
eISBN:
9780191821127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766841.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that Mary Wollstonecraft developed the first extended philosophical justification for children’s human rights—especially the right not to be abused, the right to parental care, ... More


Managing Moral Psychology for Animal Ethics

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/9780190695811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter makes practical suggestions for managing moral psychology for ethical goals. It does so by looking at interventions aimed at 1) altering human psychology and 2) restricting the impact of ... More


Psychological Plausibility for Animal Ethics

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/9780190695811.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter outlines the ethical implications of the psychological processes discussed in chapters 2–5. It illustrates the range of views one can take on how psychological processes impact moral ... More


Does Preventing Reproduction Make for Bad Care?

Katherine Wayne

in Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190456085
eISBN:
9780190456108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

It is often assumed that a strong drive to reproduce is a basic feature of animal life. It is also often assumed—by animal rights defenders, veterinarians, and the general public—that companion ... More


Concluding Ethical Reflections

Nicola Hoggard Creegan

in Animal Suffering and the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931842
eISBN:
9780199345762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931842.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the concluding chapter I examine of what all this means for human behavior, especially as it pertains to animals. Should we be vegetarian or own a pet? How do we interact with animals in a way ... More


Introduction

Alasdair Cochrane

in Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198789802
eISBN:
9780191831485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789802.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter prepares the ground for the theory that is sketched and defended in the rest of the book by systematically considering the need for it, its assumptions, and broad outline. ... More


Animals and the Expanding Moral Circle

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/9780190695811.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the hypothesis that our treatment of animals is best accounted for by an “expanding moral circle.” This hypothesis is examined by looking at changes in attitudes to animals ... More


For Their Own Good

Peter Sandøe and Clare Palmer

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/9780199977994.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

It is widely argued that companion cats should be confined indoors for their own good. In the United States, the majority of cats are routinely confined. This chapter examines the grounds for the ... More


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