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Social work, independent realities & the circle of moral considerability: respect for humans, animals & the natural world

By Thomas D. Ryan

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Abstract Social work's conceptualization as to what it is that entitles an individual or entity to moral consideration, or as having moral status, is thoroughly anthropocentric, and is articulated in complete disregard of the context of our fundamental evolutionary continuity and our embeddedness within an evolving natural world, and flies in the face of the reality that we already inhabit mixed communities and a wider household. It is deemed to be obvious that we are islands of moral value in an otherwise valueless natural world.
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Stephanie Schaffner

Location of Publication Joondalup WA, Australia
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
URL http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/97/
Language English
University Edith Cowan University
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  1. Animal welfare
  2. Evolution
  3. morality
  4. natural world
  5. Social Work