Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture

Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture

by E. Aaltola
     
 
Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering?

Overview

Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230283916
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
247
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

ELISA AALTOLA is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Eastern Finland. She has been researching the theoretical ramifications behind and practical implications of the moral status of non-human animals for a number of years, and has previously published two Finnish books on animal ethics.

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