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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199251445
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy and Affiliated Professor of Law at New York University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Morality's Progress 1
2 Is Applied Ethics Worth Doing? 27
3 Great Apes and the Human Resistance to Equality 47
4 Science, Knowledge, and Animal Minds 52
5 On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology 71
6 Cognitive Ethology at the End of Neuroscience 87
7 Pain and the Evolution of Behaviour 97
8 On the Ethics of the Use of Animals in Science 103
9 Experimenting on Animals: A Reconsideration 140
10 Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition 152
11 Against Zoos 166
12 Zoos Revisited 176
13 Wild/Captive and Other Suspect Dualisms 190
14 Animal Liberation is an Environmental Ethic 197
15 Ecosystem Health: Some Preventive Medicine 213
16 Values in Nature 225
17 The City around Us 244
18 Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming 282
19 Global Environmental Justice 296
20 Discourse and Moral Responsibility in Biotechnical Communication 308
21 Sustainability and Beyond 321
22 Afterword: Child of the Sixties 335
References 343
Index 367
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