Applied Ethics in Animal Research: Philosophy, Regulation and Laboratory Applications

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This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open ...
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Overview

This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open discussion with individuals with different opinions and not audiences of true believers. It is the hope of all, that careful consideration of the positions in these chapters will leave reader with a deepened understanding--not necessarily a hardened position.
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Seven essays, developed from presentations in the series of conferences organized over several years by Barbara Orlans, consider issues of what is called the Troubled Middle—between the idea that research animals are just supplies like glassware, and the idea that no life should be sacrificed for another. Scientists and ethicists strive to avoid sheer rhetoric and attempts to manipulate as they look at philosophy, statutory regulation, and laboratory application of ethics Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781557531377
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Ethics, Animals, and Scientific Inquiry 13
Can They Reason? Can They Talk? Can We Do without Moral Price Tags in Animal Ethics? 25
The Rhetorics of Animal Rights 55
Cognitive Ethology, Deep Ethology, and the Great Ape / Animal Project: Expanding the Community of Equals 77
Ethics, Animal Welfare, and ACUCs 113
Ethical Themes of National Regulations Governing Animal Experiments: An International Perspective 131
The Importance of Nonstatistical Experimental Design in Refining Animal Experiments for Scientists, IACUCs, and Other Ethical Review Panels 149
The Editors 179
Contributors 181
Index 183
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