Interspecies Ethics

Explores animals' vast capacity for agency, justice, solidarity, humor, and communication across species and posits that the social bonds diverse animals form provide a remarkable model for communitarian justice and cosmopolitan peace, challenging the human. exceptionalism that drives modern moral theory.

Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

A discussion of the prominent philosopher’s “capabilities” approach to moral philosophy, with a focus on political cooperation and the nature of political principles, including an extensive discussion of its applicability to animals. Inherent in the discussion is a rejection of a contractarian approach for the achievement of true social justice when dealing with unequal parties. 

Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

Focuses on the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals, argues that exploitation of other animals has always gone hand in hand with the oppression of women, people of color, and other oppressed groups and analyzes the ideological forces and the use of state power in enforcing the uses of the oppressed, both human and animal. Suggests that the liberation of either devalued humans or animals ultimately depends on the liberation of the other.

Animals and Why They Matter

An exploration from the early days of the modern animal movement regarding the treatment of animals in various philosophical traditions, the errors and misjudgments that led to animals being left out of serious discussions regarding ethics, as well as proposals for rectifying this egregious lapse.