Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals

Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals

By: Jean Kazez (author)Hardback

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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

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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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/01/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405199377
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9781405199377
  • weight: 478
  • ISBN10: 1405199377

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