There isn't one conversation about animal ethics. Instead, there are several important ones that are scattered across many disciplines.
This volume both surveys the field of animal ethics and draws professional philosophers, graduate students, and undergraduates more deeply into the discussions that are happening outside of philosophy departments. To that end, the volume contains more nonphilosophers than philosophers, explicitly inviting scholars from other fields-such as animal science, ecology, economics, psychology, law, environmental science, and applied biology, among others-to bring their own disciplinary resources to bear on matters that affect animals.
The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics is composed of 44 chapters, all appearing in print here for the first time, and organized into the following six sections:
I. Thinking About Animals II. Animal Agriculture and Hunting III. Animal Research and Genetic Engineering IV. Companion Animals V. Wild Animals: Conservation, Management, and Ethics VI. Animal Activism The chapters are brief, and they have been written in a way that is accessible to serious undergraduate students, regardless of their field of study. The volume covers everything from animal cognition to the state of current fisheries, from genetic modification to intersection animal activism. It is a resource designed for anyone interested in the moral issues that emerge from human interactions with animals.
Bob Fischer (Texas State University USA)
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Series: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Ethics
11 December 2019
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Introduction Bob Fischer Part I: Thinking about Animals 1. Psychological Mechanisms Involved in Human- Animal Interactions: How Do Humans Cognize About Animals Catherine Amiot and Brock Bastian 2. Understanding the Moral Implications of Morgan's Canon Maria Botero 3. Animal Intelligence John Pearce 4. The Emotional Lives of Animals Tina Horback 5. Animal Self-Awareness: Types, Distribution, and Ethical Significance David DeGrazia 6. The Moral Animal Mark Rowlands 7. Quantifying Animal Well-Being and Overcoming the Challenge of Interspecies Comparisons Mark Budolfson and Dean Spears 8. Cost-Effectiveness in Animal Health: An Ethical Analysis Govind Persad Part II: Animal Agriculture and Hunting 9. The Origins of Factory Farming in the United States: An Overview James McWilliams 10. The Economics of Intensive Animal Agriculture F. Bailey Norwood 11. Animal Welfare-Is Intensification the Problem? Joy Mench 12. Intensive Animal Agriculture and the Environment Lisa Kemmerer 13. Intensive Animal Agriculture and Human Health Jonathan Anomaly 14. Seafood Ethics: Reconciling Human Well-being with Fish Welfare Mimi Elizabeth Lam 15. Small-Scale Animal Agriculture Donald Bruckner 16. Subsistence Hunting Raymond Anthony and Gary Varner Part III: Animal Research and Genetic Engineering 17. Institutionalized Ethical Assessments of Animal Experiments Bernice Bovenkerk and Lonneke Poort 18. Animal Models: Problems and Prospects Pandora Pound 19. Applied Ethics in Animal Experimentation Larry Carbone 20. Genetic Engineering of Nonhuman Animals Adam Shriver 21. Building Ethical De-extinction Programs: Considerations of Animal Welfare in Genetic Rescue Ben Novak Part IV: Companion Animals 22. From Pets to Companion Animals: A History Katherine Grier 23. The Ethics of Domestication Jessica du Toit 24. The Ethics of Keeping Pets Jessica Pierce 25. The Ethics of Companion Animal Euthanasia Christine Overall 26. Links Between Violence Against Humans and Nonhuman Animals: Examining the Role of Adverse Family Environments Shelby Elaine McDonald Part V: Wild Animals: Conservation, Management, and Ethics 27. Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Integrated Species Conservation Mark Gusset 28. The Educational Value of Zoos: An Empirical Perspective Nancy Staus 29. Moral Arguments Against Zoos Karen S. Emmerman 30. Defensible Zoos and Aquariums Clare Palmer, Hamish Morrin, and Peter Sandoe 31. Killing for conservation: Ethical considerations for controlling wild animals Sara Dubois 32. Ethical dimensions of invasive animal management Tim S. Doherty and James C. Russell 33. Property, Regulation, and Endangered Species Conservation Steven McMullen 34. The Laissez-Faire View: Why We're Not Normally Required to Assist Wild Animals Clare Palmer 35. Welfare Biology Catia Faria and Oscar Horta 36. Wild Animals as Political Subjects John Hadley Part VI: Animal Activism 37. The History of Animal Activism: Intersectional Advocacy and the American Humane Movement Janet M. Davis 38. The Political and Cultural Sociology of Animal Advocacy Erin M. Evans 39. Beyond Compare: Intersectionality and Interspecieism for Co-Liberation with Other Animals Nekeisha Alayna Alexis 40. Political Lobbying for Animals Joanna Grossman 41. Effective Animal Advocacy Jeff Sebo 42. Cultured Meat: A New Story for the Future of Food Max Elder 43. Veganism, (Almost) Harm-Free Animal Flesh, and Nonmaleficence: Navigating dietary ethics in an unjust world Cheryl Abbate 44. Animal Sanctuaries Elan Abrell
Bob Fischer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas State University. He is the author of The Ethics of Eating Animals (Routledge, 2019) and Animal Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 2020).
Reviews for The Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics
A wonderful collection of well-informed and diverse perspectives on some of the most interesting and important topics in contemporary animal ethics. Highly recommended. Ben Bramble, University of Liverpool