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Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics
     

Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics

by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker (Editor), Drucilla Cornell (Contribution by), Julian H. Franklin (Contribution by), Heather M. Kendrick (Contribution by), Eduardo Mendieta (Contribution by)
 

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Strangers to Nature challenges a reading public that has grown complacent with the standard framework of the animal ethics debate. Human influence on, and the control of, the natural world has greater consequences than ever, making the human impact on the lives of animals more evident. We cannot properly interrogate our conduct in the world without a deeper

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Strangers to Nature challenges a reading public that has grown complacent with the standard framework of the animal ethics debate. Human influence on, and the control of, the natural world has greater consequences than ever, making the human impact on the lives of animals more evident. We cannot properly interrogate our conduct in the world without a deeper understanding of how our actions affect animals. It is crucial that the human-animal relationship become more central to ethical inquiry. This volume brings together many of the leading scholars who work to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. The contributors examine the radical developments that change how we think about the status of non-human animals in our society and our moral obligations. Strangers to Nature will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about current human/non-human animal relationships.

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Josephine Donovan
A stimulating collection of essays that reexamine, refine, and in some cases refute major philosophical arguments concerning animal treatment, thereby advancing animal ethical theory on a number of fronts.
Gary L. Francione
A fine collection of essays representing a wide range of views on animal ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739145470
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture Series
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Gary L. Francione
A fine collection of essays representing a wide range of views on animal ethics.
Josephine Donovan
A stimulating collection of essays that reexamine, refine, and in some cases refute major philosophical arguments concerning animal treatment, thereby advancing animal ethical theory on a number of fronts.

Meet the Author

Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker is the Managing Editor of Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture.

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