The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy

by Jeremy R. Garrett
     
 

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A balanced, accessible discussion of whether and on what grounds animal research can be ethically justified.See more details below

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A balanced, accessible discussion of whether and on what grounds animal research can be ethically justified.

Editorial Reviews

Quarterly Review of Biology
The volume as a whole does a thorough job of arguing that the problem is a real one, given what our current practices of biomedical research on animals mean both for them and for us.

J Value Inquiry - David DeGrazia
As I complete my overview of the book's sixteen chapters, I find myself marveling at how much good work was included in a medium-sized anthology. This is an outstanding contribution. If there is a better, more helpful collection of essays on the ethics of animal research, I certainly have not encountered it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262300858
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/30/2012
Series:
Basic Bioethics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
File size:
1 MB

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Peter Singer
Blending new voices with more familiar ones, The Ethics of Animal Research breathes new life into an old debate. Jeremy Garrett has shown that it is possible to move beyond polemics and have a productive exchange of ideas about the ethics of using animals in research.

Lori Gruen
This collection brings together a few older articles with mostly new ones. Readers are asked to grapple with the ethical as well as epistemological challenges posed by using other animals in distressful, usually painful, and often fatal scientific research. It offers insightful discussions that represent a range of views on this controversial subject and will be particularly valuable for students in the sciences as well as in philosophy courses.

Mark E. Cook
Current and future animal researchers need to know what leading philosophers and bioethicists are saying about animals used in research. The works collected in The Ethics of Animal Research provide insights for new discourse, classroom discussion, and intellectual pursuits. If the positions contained within do not spark balanced discussion, some freedoms may become extinct.

Kathie Jenni
This is a critically needed resource for students, professionals in science and ethics, and the general public. Jeremy Garrett provides an exceptionally helpful framing of the issues and a rich selection of new work that will expand and elevate the debate in heartening ways. By illuminating empirical, epistemological,and moral dimensions of the problem, developing alternatives to classical approaches, envisioning ideal practices, and suggesting ways to pursue them, the volume paves the way for vastly more meaningful dialogue: itself an important form of moral progress.

From the Publisher
"Blending new voices with more familiar ones, The Ethics of AnimalResearch breathes new life into an old debate. Jeremy Garrett has shown that it is possible to move beyond polemics and have a productive exchange of ideas about the ethics of using animals in research."—Peter Singer, Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

"This is a critically needed resource for students, professionals in science and ethics, and the general public. Jeremy Garrett provides an exceptionally helpful framing of the issues and a rich selection of new work that will expand and elevate the debate in heartening ways.

By illuminating empirical, epistemological, and moral dimensions of the problem, developing alternatives to classical approaches, envisioning ideal practices, and suggesting ways to pursue them, the volume paves the way for vastly more meaningful dialogue: itself an important form of moral progress."—Kathie Jenni, Professor of Philosophy and Director ofHuman-Animal Studies, University of Redlands

"Current and future animal researchers need to know what leading philosophers and bioethicists are saying about animals used in research. The works collected in TheEthics of Animal Research provide insights for new discourse, classroom discussion, and intellectual pursuits. If the positions contained within do not spark balanced discussion, some freedoms may become extinct."—Mark E. Cook, Professor of Animal Sciences,University of Wisconsin-Madison

"This collection brings together a few older articles with mostly new ones. Readers are asked to grapple with the ethical as well as epistemological challenges posed by using other animals in distressful, usually painful, and often fatal scientific research. It offers insightful discussions that represent a range of views on this controversial subject and will be particularly valuable for students in the sciences as well as in philosophy courses."—LoriGruen, author of Ethics and Animals: An Introduction

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