Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics

Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics

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Strangers to Nature: Animal Lives and Human Ethics by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker

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 Natures will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about current human/non-human animal relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739145494
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Series: Logos: Perspectives on Modern Society and Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
File size: 648 KB

About the Author

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

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