A personal and thought provoking manifesto regarding the process by which humans have cut themselves off from animals and the natural world, the extraordinarily negative effects this process has had on us and our world, and a plea for a total rethinking of our relationship to the animal world. [Originally published by Simon and Schuster 1993]
Rooted in Kantian thought, this book sets forth the claim that we are obligated to treat all sentient beings as what Kant called "ends-in-themselves." Critical of Kant's view that our duties to animals are indirect, Korsgaard also addresses a number of practical questions relating to our use of animals, such as for food, as scientific tools and as companions.
An analysis of the question of animal life under capitalism rooted in Laruellean non-philosophy, Marxism, feminism, and Lacanian psychoanalysis that concludes that human emancipation requires animal emancipation.
A series of dialogues between two college students – a meat-eater and an ethical vegetarian – regarding the ethical questions that arise in contemplating the consumption of animal bodies as well as why the ethical arguments, even when accepted, do not necessarily change behavior, and how vegans should interact with non-vegans.
Primarily an examination of human interactions with certain domesticated animals, including pets, lab animals and trained therapy dogs, encompassing consideration of the philosophical, cultural, and biological aspects of these animal–human encounters.
Placing language at the center of philosophical analysis, and focusing on public concern for animals, this work shifts the debate about animal welfare and rights to the vocabulary people use to express their concern for the suffering and lives of animals.
Sets forth an experiential process involving both emotion and cognition that, it is suggested, might be the best way to proceed in understanding our relationships with and obligations toward animals. It involves recognition of those relationships and also of the concomitant obligation to attend to another’s experience of well-being and thereby allow us to imagine less violent and more meaningful ways of co-existing.
Essays by scholars, scientists and sanctuary workers exploring the social, political and ethical themes that imprisonment, of animals or humans, raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being.
A collection of quotations from the philosopher and altruist regarding the applicability of his fundamental principle of “reverence for life” to the lives of animals. With commentary by Ann Cottrell Free.
This collection situates feminist animal care theory within feminist theory as well as within the debate over animal rights. In Beyond Animal Rights, the editors had introduced the feminist "ethic of care" theory into philosophical discussions of the treatment of animals.