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Tom L. Beauchamp is Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics
R. G. Frey (1941-2012) was Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
Table of Contents
Preface Contributors Introduction
PART I. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 1. Animals in Classical and Late Antique Philosophy 2. Animals and Ethics in the History of Modern Philosophy
PART II. TYPES OF ETHICAL THEORY 3. Interacting with Animals: A Kantian Approach 4. Virtue Ethics and the Treatment of Animals 5. A Humean Account of the Status and Character of Animals 6. Rights Theory and Animal Rights 7. The Capabilities Approach and Animal Entitlements
PART III. MORAL STATUS AND PERSON THEORY 8. The Idea of Moral Standing 9. Animals, Fundamental Moral Standing, and Speciesism 10. Human Animals and Nonhuman Persons 11. Are Nonhuman Animals Persons?
PART IV. ANIMAL MINDS AND THEIR MORAL SIGNIFICANCE 12. Animal Mentality: Its Character, Extent, and Moral Significance 13. Mindreading and Moral Significance in Nonhuman Animals 14. Minimal Minds 15. Beyond Anthropomorphism: Attributing Psychological Properties to Animals 16. The Relationship between Cognitive Sophistication and Pain in Animals 17. Animals that Act for Moral Reasons 18. The Moral Life of Animals
PART V. SPECIES AND THE ENGINEERING OF SPECIES 19. On the Origin of Species Notions and Their Ethical Limitations 20. On the Nature of Species and the Moral Significance of their Extinction 21. Are All Species Equal? 22. Genetically Modified Animals: Should There Be Limits to Engineering the Animal Kingdom? 23. Human/Nonhuman Chimeras: Assessing the Issues
PART VI. PRACTICAL ETHICS 24. The Moral Relevance of the Distinction between Domesticated and Wild Animals 25. The Moral Significance of Animal Pain and Animal Death 26. The Ethics of Confining Animals: From Farms to Zoos to Human Homes 27. Keeping Pets 28. Animal Experimentation in Biomedical Research 29. The Application of Biotechnology to Animals in Agriculture 30. Environmental Ethics, Hunting, and the Place of Animals 31. Vegetarianism 32. The Use of Animals in Toxicological Research 33. What's Ethics Got to Do with It? The Roles of Government Regulation in Research-Animal Protection 34. Literary Works and Animal Ethics