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Perspectival pluralism for animal welfare (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Browning, Heather (2020) Perspectival pluralism for animal welfare (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Animal welfare has a long history of disregard. While in recent decades the study of animal welfare has become a scientific discipline of its own, the difficulty of measuring animal welfare can still be vastly underestimated. There are three primary theories, or perspectives, on animal welfare - biological functioning, natural living and affective state. These come with their own diverse methods of measurement, each providing a limited perspective on an aspect of welfare. This paper argues for a perspectival pluralist account of animal welfare, in which all three theoretical perspectives and their multiple measures are necessary to understand this complex phenomenon and provide a full picture of animal welfare. This in turn will offer us a better understanding of perspectivism and pluralism itself.


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Item Type: Preprint
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CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Browning, Heatherheather.browning@anu.edu.au0000-0003-1554-7052
Keywords: perspectivism; models; pluralism; methodological anarchism; animal welfare
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2022 03:47
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2022 03:47
Item ID: 20338
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Date: 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20338

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