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.
Translation from French of the complete text of the post-structuralist philosopher’s ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled “The Autobiographical Animal.” Considers the roles played by animals in the author’s work as well as a critique of the separation of humans, as thinking animals, from all the other species. A strong indictment of the modern industrialized treatment of animals, while, at the same time, a complex examination of the definition of “life.”
This metafictional novella by the South African Nobel laureate depicts lectures delivered by a fictional character, Elizabeth Costello, regarding animals and what is done to them, and lays out the emotional impact upon those humans who attend to this reality. The book includes responses by Marjorie Garber, Peter Singer, Wendy Doniger and Barbara Smuts. The work is recreated in Coetzee’s subsequent novel, Elizabeth Costello.
Using the concept of freedom as the touchstone for an analysis of animal needs and the realities of how animals are treated, animal behaviorist Marc Bekoff and bioethicist Jessica Pierce explore with a critical eye the ways in which animal freedom is constrained by human behavior in various settings, i.e., industrial food systems, laboratories, zoos and aquaria, homes, and the wild.
An anthology of feminist voices exploring ecofeminist themes, including how our emotions and embodiment form the basis of our relationships in the world, including our relationships with individuals of other species, and ways in which to live less violently.
A collection of pioneering essays focusing on a feminist perspective on the status of animals and offering support for the idea that the oppression of women is inextricably connected to the ways in which we comprehend and abuse other species. Includes original material from scholars in a wide variety of fields, including an early article by Virginia Woolf.
A collection of essays designed to advance philosophical thinking about attitudes toward and relationships with animals by bringing together new perspectives regarding animal ethics rooted in metaethics, metaphilosophy, epistemology and moral psychology.