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Philosophy

Between the Species

2007

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Review Of Gary Steiner’S Anthropocentrism And Its Discontents, Richard Schubert Aug 2007

Review Of Gary Steiner’S Anthropocentrism And Its Discontents, Richard Schubert

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An Ethical Analysis Of The 3 Rs, Lisa Houde, Claude Dumas Aug 2007

An Ethical Analysis Of The 3 Rs, Lisa Houde, Claude Dumas

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Even though the 3Rs (i.e., Replacement, Reduction, Refinement) are widely accepted as ethical standards when evaluating research projects using animals as experimental subjects, the ethical status of the 3Rs still remains to be clarified. The 3Rs were not derived from any ethical theory, but they represented an attempt to increase humanity to animal experimentation and at the same time to improve validity of scientific data (Russell & Burch, 1959). The aim of the present article was to provide an ethical analysis of the 3Rs through Engelhardt's bioethics theory (1998). The analysis revealed the 3Rs fitted to some extent Engelhardt ...


Tom Regan On Innocents, Lisa A. Kemmerer Aug 2007

Tom Regan On Innocents, Lisa A. Kemmerer

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Peter Singer On Expendability, Lisa A. Kemmerer Aug 2007

Peter Singer On Expendability, Lisa A. Kemmerer

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Without Animals Life Is Not Worth Living, Freya Mathews Aug 2007

Without Animals Life Is Not Worth Living, Freya Mathews

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On Responsible Knowledge Making And The Moral Standing Of Animals: Questioning What Matters And Why About Animal Minds, Lesley Mclean Aug 2007

On Responsible Knowledge Making And The Moral Standing Of Animals: Questioning What Matters And Why About Animal Minds, Lesley Mclean

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Mind-Matter For Animals Matters: Science And The Denial Of Animal Consciousness, Estiva Reus, David Olivier Aug 2007

Mind-Matter For Animals Matters: Science And The Denial Of Animal Consciousness, Estiva Reus, David Olivier

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Animal people are usually confident that Cartesianism is something of the past and that modern science clearly establishes that animals are sentient beings. But actually the scientific status of sentience is anything but firmly established. Not only is the subjective point of view absent from current science; it is precluded by construction from our fundamental realms of knowledge. Physics — the mother-science once we reject Cartesian dualism — is currently unable to include sentience in its account of the world. A large part of the philosophy of mind describes a mindless mind, from which subjectivity — feeling, qualia — has been stripped, leaving only ...


Is It Okay To Wear My Down Vest?, David Seekell Aug 2007

Is It Okay To Wear My Down Vest?, David Seekell

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Nonhuman Chimeras With Human Brain Cells, Eric Sotnak Aug 2007

Nonhuman Chimeras With Human Brain Cells, Eric Sotnak

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Many people find the notion of blending humans and nonhumans together to create animals whose brains are composed entirely of human brain cells disturbing. I argue that these moral qualms lack adequate justification. I consider a number of reasons for objecting to the creation of such chimeras and argue that none of these reasons withstand scrutiny. I argue that the only plausible objections to these chimeras would require that they possess morally significant properties that would be lacked by similar, non-chimeric animals, but that there is no good reason to think this would be the case.


The Phenomenology Of Bigfoot, H. Peter Steeves Aug 2007

The Phenomenology Of Bigfoot, H. Peter Steeves

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Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology, Ed. Andrew Linzey And Paul Barry Clarke, David Corner Aug 2007

Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology, Ed. Andrew Linzey And Paul Barry Clarke, David Corner

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