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Animal Ethics in Context


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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Animals' Capacities and Moral Status 2. Capacity-Oriented Accounts of Animal Ethics 3. Capacities, Contexts, and Relations 4. Wildness, Domestication, and the Laissez-faire Intuition 5. Developing a New, Relational Approach 6. Past Harms and Special Obligations 7. Some Problems and Questions 8. Puzzling Through Some Cases Conclusion Works Cited Index

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Animal Ethics in Context is an intensively researched, carefully structured intervention in ongoing debates about animals and ethics by a scholar with an impressive grasp of the literature. -- Alice Crary, New School for Social Research

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Clare Palmer studied at Oxford University and is professor of philosophy at Texas A&M University. She is the author of Environmental Ethics and Process Thinking and has edited a number of volumes, including Animal Rights, and is a former president of the International Society for Environmental Ethics.


This book deserves significant attention... Recommended. Choice The author offers the most careful treatment available of our moral obligations specifically to animals in the wild. -- Jason Zinser Quarterly Review of Biology It makes an original and important contribution to the philosophical literature on animal ethics and would make an excellent textbook for an introductory philosophy course in animal ethics, as it introduces readers to a range of theories, problems, and arguments as well as developing the author's own thought-provoking position. -- Chloe Taylor Journal for Critical Animal Studies

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