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    Animal Suffering: An Evolutionary Approach.Gill Aitken - 2008 - Environmental Values 17 (2):165-180.
    Though much is written about animal suffering, little is said about the nature of suffering itself. Without any clarity about its conceptual nature, discussions concerning detection, prevention and reduction of suffering are seriously hampered. This paper considers – and rejects – some of the more usual understandings of suffering. Instead, an alternative understanding of suffering is proposed, namely that suffering is the experiencing of one's life as going badly. This notion is tied to the loss of individuals' central life projects. (...)
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    Conservation and Individual Worth.Gill Aitken - 1997 - Environmental Values 6 (4):439-454.
    It is commonly supposed that individual animals are of little relevance to conservation which is concerned, instead, with groups of things or 'wholes' such as species, habitats, and the like. It is further contended by some that by prioritising individuals, two of those values that are held dear by conservation – namely natural selection and fitness – are compromised. Taking wildlife rehabilitation as a paradigm case of concern for the individual, it is argued that the latter claim is based upon (...)
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  3. Violence and Violation: Women and Secure Settings1.Kate Noble Women & Gill Aitken - 2001 - Feminist Review 68 (1):68-88.
    This article focuses on service provision for women who are involuntarily referred under the UK Mental Health Act into medium and high security care in England and Wales. We explore how physical and procedural security in such settings is prioritized over relational care. We are not arguing against the importance of protecting the public from the acts of dangerous members of our society. However, we are arguing that many of the women in our secure services are inappropriately placed and receive (...)
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