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  1. John Hadley (2013). Liberty and Valuing Sentient Life. Ethics and the Environment 18 (1):87-103.
    In “Do Animals have an Interest in Liberty?” Alasdair Cochrane brings some much needed attention to the ethics of animal confinement (2009a). Of particular significance is the question of whether confinement in itself is bad for nonhuman animal (hereafter, animal) well-being. If confinement conditions cause animals to suffer or frustrate their preferences it is safe to assume that liberty or freedom (following Cochrane, I use the terms interchangeably) would be instrumentally good for them. But, what about seemingly benign conditions of (...)
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  2. John Hadley (2012). Confining 'Disenhanced'Animals. Nanoethics 6 (1):41-46.
    Abstract Drawing upon evolutionary theory and the work of Daniel Dennett and Nicholas Agar, I offer an argument for broadening discussion of the ethics of disenhancement beyond animal welfare concerns to a consideration of animal “biopreferences”. Short of rendering animals completely unconscious or decerebrate, it is reasonable to suggest that disenhanced animals will continue to have some preferences. To the extent that these preferences can be understood as what Agar refers to as “plausible naturalizations” for familiar moral concepts like beliefs (...)
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  3. John Hadley (2011). Telling It Like It Is: A Proposal to Improve Transparency in Biomedical Research. Between the Species 15 (1):7.
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  4. John Hadley (2009). Animal Rights and Self-Defense Theory. Journal of Value Inquiry 43 (2):165-177.
  5. John Hadley (2009). Animal Rights Extremism and the Terrorism Question. Journal of Social Philosophy 40 (3):363-378.
  6. John Hadley, Moral Responsibility for Harming Animals. Think.
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  7. John Hadley & Siobhan O'Sullivan (2009). World Poverty, Animal Minds and the Ethics of Veterinary Expenditure. Environmental Values 18 (3):361-378.
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  8. John Hadley & Siobhan O' Sullivan (2009). World Poverty, Animal Minds and the Ethics of Veterinary Expenditure. Environmental Values 18 (3):361 - 378.
    In this paper we make an argument for limiting veterinary expenditure on companion animals. The argument combines two principles: the obligation to give and the self-consciousness requirement. In line with the former, we ought to give money to organisations helping to alleviate preventable suffering and death in developing countries; the latter states that it is only intrinsically wrong to painlessly kill an individual that is self-conscious. Combined, the two principles inform an argument along the following lines: rather than spending inordinate (...)
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  9. John Hadley (2008). Ethics and the Beast - by Tzachi Zamir. Philosophical Books 49 (3):279-280.
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  10. John Hadley (2007). Critique of Callicott's Biosocial Moral Theory. Ethics and the Environment 12 (1):67-78.
    : J. Baird Callicott's claim to have unified environmentalism and animal liberation should be rejected by holists and liberationists. By making relations of intimacy necessary for moral considerability, Callicott excludes from the moral community nonhuman animals unable to engage in intimate relations due to the circumstances of their confinement. By failing to afford moral protection to animals in factory farms and research laboratories, Callicott's biosocial moral theory falls short of meeting a basic moral demand of liberationists. Moreover, were Callicott to (...)
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  11. John Hadley (2007). Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy - by Julian H. Franklin. Philosophical Books 48 (2):187-188.
  12. John Hadley (2006). The Duty to Aid Nonhuman Animals in Dire Need. Journal of Applied Philosophy 23 (4):445–451.
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  13. John Hadley (2005). Excluding Destruction. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 12 (2):22-29.
    In this paper I argue that the potentially environmentally destructive scope of a libertarian property rights regime can be narrowed by applying reasonable limits to those rights. I will claim that excluding the right to destroy from the libertarian property rights bundle is consistent with self-ownership and Robert Nozick’s interpretation of the Lockean proviso.
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  14. John Hadley (2005). Nonhuman Animal Property: Reconciling Environmentalism and Animal Rights. Journal of Social Philosophy 36 (3):305–315.
  15. John Hadley (2004). Using and Abusing Others: A Reply to Machan. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 38 (3):411-414.
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