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The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Donna Yarri

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195181791
eISBN:
9780199835744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181794.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ethical treatment of animals is one of serious academic interest today. Specifically, both the practice of animal experimentation and ethical concerns about it have a long history, going ... More


The Case for Massively Modular Models of Mind

Peter Carruthers

in The Architecture of the Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207077
eISBN:
9780191708909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207077.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter lays out the main arguments supporting massive modularity and explicates the notion of ‘module’ that those arguments support (which is significantly weaker than on Fodor’s influential ... More


Animal Minds

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195181791
eISBN:
9780199835744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181794.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The question of animal minds is a central one in the debate on the ethical treatment of animals in general, and on the issue of animal experimentation in particular. This chapter argues that animals ... More


Animal Rights

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195181791
eISBN:
9780199835744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181794.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that on the basis of the reality of animal minds and animal sentience that animal rights exist and should be protected. Just as humans are granted rights, even marginal humans, so ... More


Language and the Development of Spatial Reasoning *

Anna Shusterman and Elizabeth Spelke

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that human and animal minds indeed depend on a collection of domain-specific, task-specific, and encapsulated cognitive systems: on a set of cognitive ‘modules’ in Fodor's sense. ... More


Introduction

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195181791
eISBN:
9780199835744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195181794.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The ethical treatment of animals in general, and in particular the issue of animal experimentation, continues to be a disputed moral issue. This chapter surveys the history of the use of animals in ... More


Ecocide and the Extinction of Animal Minds

Eileen Crist

in Ignoring Nature No More: The Case for Compassionate Conservation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226925332
eISBN:
9780226925363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925363.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

In recent years humanity has come to two momentous realizations. The first is that we are in the midst of an anthropogenic crisis of life—an extinction spasm and ecological unraveling that is moving ... More


Conceptual Understanding in Light of Evolution

Joseph Rouse

in Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293677
eISBN:
9780226293707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293707.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Naturalistic accounts of language and conceptual capacities more generally have heretofore been guided by the neo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis. Niche construction and other aspects of an ... More


The Innovative Animals of Children’s Fiction

Jane Spencer

in Writing About Animals in the Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198857518
eISBN:
9780191890277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857518.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the animals of early children’s fiction, showing that their didactic and affective purposes are rooted in the period’s conception of childhood as a time of special closeness to ... More


Through Our Eyes Only?: The Search for Animal Consciousness

Marian Stamp Dawkins

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503200
eISBN:
9780191686474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503200.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book is an exploration of a biological mystery: do non-human animals have conscious experiences? The book argues that the idea of consciousness in other species has now progressed from a vague ... More


Body and soul

Euan M. Macphail

in The Evolution of Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The mind-body problem has traditionally been the province of philosophers who relied on logic and arguments rather than on observation and facts. Psychology began as an experimental discipline some ... More


Unconscious minds

Euan M. Macphail

in The Evolution of Consciousness

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503248
eISBN:
9780191686481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503248.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It has been argued that a key distinction between the animal and the human mind is that whereas humans use language, animals do not, but rely instead upon a cognitive system, the central core of ... More


Epilogue: Metacognition, Self-awareness, and the Mind

Nathan H. Lents

in Not So Different: Finding Human Nature in Animals

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178327
eISBN:
9780231541756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178327.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

Given the emotional and social complexity of animals, it appears that they engage in much more higher cognitive functioning than previously thought. Animals may be metacognitive, self-aware, and have ... More


Locke’s Inclinations

Stewart Duncan

in Materialism from Hobbes to Locke

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197613009
eISBN:
9780197613030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197613009.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Locke is officially agnostic about the nature of the human mind: he thinks we cannot know that materialism is true, but also that we cannot know that dualism is true. Despite this agnosticism, we can ... More


Animal minds: The state of the art

Peter Carruthers

in Human and Animal Minds: The Consciousness Questions Laid to Rest

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198843702
eISBN:
9780191884450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843702.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

If animals lack mental states altogether then of course they can’t be capable of phenomenal consciousness, either. And even assuming that they have mental states, it would be natural to think that ... More


Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

David Herman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book aims to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. In outlining this integrative approach to storytelling in a ... More


How the Moral Community Evolves

Rachell Powell, Irina Mikhalevich, and Allen Buchanan

in Rethinking Moral Status

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192894076
eISBN:
9780191915208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894076.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Moral reasoning is modulated by emotions and other cognitive biases. How do these covert biasing mechanisms shape perceptions of more fundamental moral categories, such as moral standing and moral ... More


Can Animals Be Persons?

Mark Rowlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190846039
eISBN:
9780190846060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846039.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to the standard conception of persons, an individual qualifies as a person if it satisfies four conditions, broadly construed. First, the individual is conscious, in the sense that there is ... More


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