A Clean Kill: Tracking the Socio-technological Aspects of Slaughtering Animals in Iran
Contributor(s):: Doostdar, Hamidreza Mohammadi, Shah, Mohd Hazim, Sattari, Mohammad Hossein, Doostdar, Ahmadreza Mohammadi, Mamat, Mohd Zufri
The slaughterhouse, whether it is seen as an institution, as an industry, or as a unique technological system, is arguably right at the heart of modernism. Human–animal relationships and more generally human–nature relationships bring about issues of rationalization, alienation, and commodity...
Project Management Principles for Optimizing Publication Productivity of Mixed Methods Studies
Contributor(s):: Baim-Lance, Abigail, Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J., Wisdom, Jennifer P.
Mixed methods research is increasingly valued, although little attention has been placed on how to execute such projects well to achieve optimal publication for impact. Multiple publications from a single study allow scholars to explicate findings that cannot be contained in a single article and...
Re-imagining Animal Consciousness | Stephanie Theodorou | TEDxCapeMay
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Theodorou
After receiving her PhD from Temple University in philosophy of religion, Stephanie Theodorou focused her attention to the study of consciousness and the role of symbolism in cognition. Her interest in animal consciousness evolved from her research in phenomenological accounts of experience in...
On the Origins of Animalist Marxism: Rereading Ted Benton and the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
| Contributor(s):: Stache, Christian
Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat
| Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich
Beyond ‘Hobby Farming’: towards a typology of non-commercial farming
| Contributor(s):: Sutherland, Lee-Ann, Barlagne, Carla, Barnes, Andrew P.
Responding to the problem of ‘food security’ in animal cruelty policy debates: building alliances between animal-centred and human-centred work on food system issues
| Contributor(s):: Evans, Brodie, Johnson, Hope
Environmental and Animal Defense: PROD
| Contributor(s):: Almiron, Núria, Faria, Catia
To save the bees or not to save the bees: honey bee health in the Anthropocene
| Contributor(s):: Andrews, Eleanor
Tom Regan: A Visionary Changing the World
| Contributor(s):: Carolyn Bailey
Animal Rights and Incredulous Stares
| Contributor(s):: Bob Fischer
I propose an analogy between the thesis that animals have rights and David Lewis's commitment to modal realism. I argue that just as Lewis received incredulous stares that seem to justify rejecting his metaphysical hypothesis, so the thesis that animals have rights can be reasonably...
Review of Engel's and Comstocks The Moral Rights of Animals
| Contributor(s):: Mark Bernstein
A brief review of Engel's and Comstock's The Moral Rights of Animals.
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...
Francis Wolff's Flawed Philosophical Defense of Bullfighting
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel Andrade
As a result of Catalonia’s ban of bullfighting in 2011, in Spain there has been a renowned interest in the ethical debate about bullfighting. Most defenders of bullfighting are Spaniards, but the most systematic is French philosopher Francis Wolff. In this article, I review Wolff’s...
Autonomy, Slavery, and Companion Animals
| Contributor(s):: Heather Kendrick
I attempt to resolve the question of whether keeping animals as pets is akin to slavery by considering the significance of liberty to human beings and to nonhuman animals. I distinguish between two senses of liberty: preference liberty and autonomous liberty. Preference liberty is the freedom...
Felino: The Philosophical Practice of Making an Interspecies Videogame
| Contributor(s):: Michelle Westerlaken, Stefano Gualeni
This paper describes the design process of an interspecies video game that has its foundations in the field of Animal-Computer Interaction (ACI), but is inspired by philosophical notions and approaches including Jos De Mul’s work on biohermeneutics (De Mul 2013), Pierce’s theory of...
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