Are Illegal Direct Actions by Animal Rights Activists Ethically Vigilante?
| Contributor(s):: Michael P. Allen, Erica von Essen
Constructed as terrorist, illegal direct actions by animal rights activists have become the subject of draconian law enforcement measures in the US and UK. Some scholars respond to this phenomenon by interpreting such actions to protect vulnerable animals not as terrorist but civilly...
Biophilia: Alienation and Solidarity
| Contributor(s):: Ralph Acampora
Biophilia, theorized by Fromm, Wilson, and Kellert, is examined as a potential support for a pro-animal ethos. First, I look at the idea and its definitions at the hands of its chief theorizers. Then I investigate how different stages of human cultural development (foraging, pastoralism,...
Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism
| Contributor(s):: Michael Huemer
Two philosophy students, M and V, discuss the ethics of meat consumption. Standard arguments on both sides are reviewed, with emphasis on the argument that meat-consumption is wrong because it supports extreme cruelty. M and V also address such questions as how conflicting intuitions ought to...
Nozick's Libertarian Critique of Regan
| Contributor(s):: Josh Milburn
Robert Nozick’s oft-quoted review of Tom Regan’s The Case for Animal Rights levels a range of challenges to Regan’s philosophy. Many commentators have focussed on Nozick’s putative defence of speciesism, but this has led to them overlooking other aspects of the critique....
Positive Thinking as a Moral and Existential Virtue
| Contributor(s):: Sandu, Frunza
Humanizing the Animal, Animalizing the Human: Husserl on Pets
| Contributor(s):: Ferencz-flatz, Christian
The Case For Consideration of Animal Rights and Ethics to Reform the Commercial Dog Breeding Industry
| Contributor(s):: Nicholas Ian Waychoff
Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue
| Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.
In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...
Animals and Causal Impotence: A Deontological View
| Contributor(s):: Blake Hereth
In animal ethics, some ethicists such as Peter Singer argue that we ought not to purchase animal products because doing so causally contributes to unnecessary suffering. Others, such as Russ Shafer-Landau, counter that where such unnecessary suffering is not causally dependent on one’s...
Peter Singer's Hegelianism: the Social Context of Equality
| Contributor(s):: Rose, David
Human Versus Nonhuman: Binary Opposition As an Ordering Principle of Western Human Thought
| Contributor(s):: Sheets-Johnstone, Maxine
Pigs and Piety: A Theocentric Perspective on Food Animals
| Contributor(s):: Comstock, Gary L.
The Agapetic Attitude and the Future of Philosophy
| Contributor(s):: Rose, Mary Carman
Vegetarianism and Virtue: On Gassendi's Epicurean Defense
| Contributor(s):: Michael, Emily
Animal alterity: Levinasian ethics and the relationship between humans and non-human animals
| Contributor(s):: Turner, Donald Landis
The economics, ethics, and ecology of companion animal overpopulation and a mathematical model for evaluation the effectiveness of policy alternatives
| Contributor(s):: Frank, Joshua Mayer
| Contributor(s):: Cavell, Stanley, Diamond, Cora, Crary, Alice
For Gleco: Tom Regan's Fight for Animal Rights
| Contributor(s):: McGuiness, Laura
Beasts abstract not: a sociology of animal protection
| Contributor(s):: Lyle Munro
Why and how do people campaign on behalf of a species that is not their own? The thesis seeks to address this question by showing how the animal protection movement constructs speciesism and its practices - vivisection, factory farming and bloodsports - as a social problem on a par with other...
Origins of the animal husbandry ethic
| Contributor(s):: Jo Ann Hedleston
This thesis gives a historical account of the ethical idea of kindness to animals that is part of the animal husbandry ethic as found in British and American culture. It deals in particular with the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson as the "author", along with Adam Smith, of the American...