Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature

Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature

by Dale Jamieson
     
 

"Morality's Progress is the summation of nearly three decades of work by a leading figure in environmental ethics and bioethics. The twenty-two papers here are invigoratingly diverse, but together tell a unified story about various aspects of the morality of our relationships to animals and to nature. Jamieson's direct and accessible essays will convince sceptics that… See more details below

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"Morality's Progress is the summation of nearly three decades of work by a leading figure in environmental ethics and bioethics. The twenty-two papers here are invigoratingly diverse, but together tell a unified story about various aspects of the morality of our relationships to animals and to nature. Jamieson's direct and accessible essays will convince sceptics that thinking about these relations offers great intellectual reward, and his work here sets a challenging, controversial agenda for the future."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199251445
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1Morality's Progress1
2Is Applied Ethics Worth Doing?27
3Great Apes and the Human Resistance to Equality47
4Science, Knowledge, and Animal Minds52
5On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology71
6Cognitive Ethology at the End of Neuroscience87
7Pain and the Evolution of Behaviour97
8On the Ethics of the Use of Animals in Science103
9Experimenting on Animals: A Reconsideration140
10Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition152
11Against Zoos166
12Zoos Revisited176
13Wild/Captive and Other Suspect Dualisms190
14Animal Liberation is an Environmental Ethic197
15Ecosystem Health: Some Preventive Medicine213
16Values in Nature225
17The City around Us244
18Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming282
19Global Environmental Justice296
20Discourse and Moral Responsibility in Biotechnical Communication308
21Sustainability and Beyond321
22Afterword: Child of the Sixties335
References343
Index367

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