David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Hypatia 27 (3):583-600 (2012)
Philosophers working on animal ethics have focused, with good reason, on the wrongness of cruelty toward animals and of devaluing their lives. I argue that the theoretical resources of animal ethics are far from exhausted. Moreover, reflection on what makes animals ethically significant is relevant for thinking about the roots of morality and therefore about ethical relationships between human beings. I rely on a normative approach to animal ethics grounded in the importance of meeting needs in general and, in particular, needs for affection and companionship. I draw on testimonies of shared love between people and animals, and on Raimond Gaita's work on the importance of emotional connections between creatures who are similarly needy. The ethics of care, which attaches special importance to meeting needs, provides an integrative theoretical framework
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Tom Regan (2009). The Case for Animal Rights. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Noûs. Oxford University Press 425-434.
Peter Singer (ed.) (1990). Animal Liberation. Avon Books.
Harry G. Frankfurt (1999). Necessity, Volition, and Love. Cambridge University Press.
David Wiggins (1998). Needs, Values, Truth: Essays in the Philosophy of Value. Oxford University Press.
Lori Gruen (2011). Ethics and Animals: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kelly Oliver (2010). Animal Ethics: Toward an Ethics of Responsiveness. Research in Phenomenology 40 (2):267-280.
José Luis Bermúdez (2007). Thinking Without Words: An Overview for Animal Ethics. Journal of Ethics 11 (3):319 - 335.
Maurice Hamington (2008). Learning Ethics From Our Relationships with Animals. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 22 (2):177-188.
Elisa Aaltola (2008). Personhood and Animals. Environmental Ethics 30 (2):175-193.
Bernard E. Rollin (2005). Reasonable Partiality and Animal Ethics. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (1-2):105 - 121.
Uriah Kriegel (2013). Animal Rights: A Non‐Consequentialist Approach. In K. Petrus & M. Wild (eds.), Animal Minds and Animal Ethics. Transcript
Kathy Rudy (2011). Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy. Univ of Minnesota Press.
Joel Marks (2011). On Due Recognition of Animals Used in Research. Journal of Animal Ethics 1 (1):6-8.
Frank Kupper & Tjard Cock Bunindeg (2011). Deliberating Animal Values: A Pragmatic—Pluralistic Approach to Animal Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (5):431-450.
Jose Luis Bermudez (2003). Thinking Without Words. Oxford University Press.
Elisa Aaltola (2002). Other Animal Ethics and the Demand for Difference. Environmental Values 11 (2):193-209.
Kay Peggs (2012). Animals and Sociology. Palgrave Macmillan.
Mark Rowlands (2009). Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice. Palgrave Macmillan.
Nicholas H. Steneck (1997). Role of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in Monitoring Research. Ethics and Behavior 7 (2):173 – 184.
Kirsten Schmidt (2011). Concepts of Animal Welfare in Relation to Positions in Animal Ethics. Acta Biotheoretica 59 (2):153-171.
Added to index2012-03-24
Total downloads40 ( #103,158 of 1,906,955 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #345,326 of 1,906,955 )
How can I increase my downloads?