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Animal Suffering.

Author: Elisa Aaltola
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering?
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Aaltola, Elisa.
Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elisa Aaltola
ISBN: 9781137271822 1137271825
OCLC Number: 829459975
Description: 1 online resource (261 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Animal Suffering: The Practice; Do other animals feel pain?; Can other animals suffer?; 'Animal welfare' in Science; 'Animal welfare' in Law; Animal welfare, pain and suffering in practice; Moral implications; 2 Knowing Suffering; Impossible definitions; Scepticism and mechanomorphia; 3 History of Caring; Animal suffering in the history of philosophy; Advocacy and animal suffering; 4 Morality and Non-Human Suffering: Analytical Animal Ethics; The relevance of sentience. Practical implicationsAdvocacy: welfare vs. liberation; Interest conflicts; Existence and naturalness; The argument from absurd consequences; Wild animals; Impossible ideals?; Active or passive suffering?; Universal suffering and universal duties?; 5 Morality and Animal Suffering: Continental Investigations; 6 Emotion, Empathy and Intersubjectivity; Emotions; Empathy; Intersubjectivity; Criticism; 7 Action against Suffering; Concluding Words; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan animal ethics series.

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