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Animal and Human Health and Welf: A Comparative Philosophical Analysis

Animal and Human Health and Welf: A Comparative Philosophical Analysis

By: Lennart Nordenfelt (editor)Paperback

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Scientists within human and animal science have extensively discussed the philosophy of medicine, but never have both sides communicated on their concepts of health, quality of life and welfare, with each other. This book aims to help clarify the difficult but central notions of health and welfare by comparing the human and animal variants of these concepts. Split into three parts this book starts by presenting a background of some of the major theories of human health and welfare, followed by a detailed discussion of theories on animal welfare and health. While the final part of the book tests a comprehensive conceptual framework of a holistic kind, which focuses on the individual's ability to achieve its vital goals.


1: Some Theories of Human Health and Welfare2: An Overview of Historical Conceptions of Human Health3: A Starting-point: Two Modern Streams of Philosophy of Human Health and Disease4: The Place of Evolutionary Theory in the Philosophy of Health and Welfare5: Two Classic Theories of Human Welfare6: A Background to the Analysis of Welfare or Quality of Life in the Human Sciences7: Some Contemporary Theories of Human Welfare or Quality of Life8: Theories of Animal Health and Welfare9: Ideas on Animal Health10: Some Examples of Ideas on Animal Welfare11: Biological Theories of Animal Welfare12: Theories of Welfare, Ethics and Values13: Theories of Welfare in Terms of Subjective Well-Being14: On Animal Minds: A Digression15: On Quality of Life in Animals16: The Idea of Welfare as Fulfillment of Preferences17: Theories of Welfare in Terms of Needs18: Theories of Welfare in Terms of Natural Behaviour19: On Complex Views of Animal Welfare20: On Conflicts Between Individual and Systemic Welfare21: Welfare and Time22: Summing up the Analysis23: A Holistic Approach to Animal Health and Welfare24: Towards a Holistic Theory of Health in Animal Science25: Towards a Happiness Theory of Welfare in the Animal ContextAppendix: On Amartya Sen's theory of functionings and capabilities

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  • ISBN13: 9781845930592
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781845930592
  • ISBN10: 1845930592

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