Ethics and Animals: An Introduction

Ethics and Animals: An Introduction

by Lori Gruen
ISBN-10:
0521717736
ISBN-13:
9780521717731
Pub. Date:
02/03/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Ethics and Animals: An Introduction

In this fresh and comprehensive introduction to animal ethics, Lori Gruen weaves together poignant and provocative case studies with discussions of ethical theory, urging readers to engage critically and empathetically reflect on our treatment of other animals. In clear and accessible language, Gruen provides a survey of the issues central to human-animal relations and a reasoned new perspective on current key debates in the field. She analyses and explains a range of theoretical positions and poses challenging questions that directly encourage readers to hone their ethical reasoning skills and to develop a defensible position about their own practices. Her book will be an invaluable resource for students in a wide range of disciplines including ethics, environmental studies, veterinary science, women's studies, and the emerging field of animal studies and is an engaging account of the subject for general readers with no prior background in philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521717731
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Series: Cambridge Applied Ethics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lori Gruen teaches Philosophy and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she also directs the Ethics in Society project. She has published widely on topics in practical ethics and animal ethics.

Table of Contents

1. Why animals matter;
2. The natural and the normative;
3. Eating animals;
4. Animal research;
5. Dilemmas of captivity;
6. Animals in the wild;
7. Protecting animals.

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