By exploring the ethical differences between humans and animals, Animalkind establishes a middle ground between egalitarianism and outright dismissal of animal rights. A thought-provoking foray into our complex and contradictory relationship with animals Advocates that we owe each animal due respect Offers readers a sensible alternative to extremism by speaking of respect and compassion for animals, not rights Balances philosophical analysis with intriguing facts and engaging tales
Jean Kazez teaches philosophy at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is the author of The Weight of Things: Philosophy and the Good Life (Blackwell, 2007) and has written about ethics, religion, happiness, and the arts for several magazines.
Introduction: Wondering in Alaska. Part I: Before. 1. The Myth of Consent 2. The Order of Things. Part II: The Nature of the Beast. 3. Animal Consciousness. 4. Dumb Brutes? Part III: All Due Respect. 5. The Lives of Animals. 6. Caveman Ethics. Part IV: Moral Disorders. 7. Going, Going, Wrong. 8. Science and Survival. Part V: Next. 9. Vanishing Animals. 10. The Endless Story. Annotated Sources. Acknowledgments. Index.