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The Moral Lives of Animals

Bradie, Michael (2012) The Moral Lives of Animals. In: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey).

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    Discussions of the moral status of animals typically address the key questions from an anthropocentric point of view. An alternative approach adopts a non-anthropocentric perspective. In this paper, I explore the theoretical and experimental results which make this approach plausible and address two key questions: [1] to what extent is it proper to speak of the moral lives of non-human animals? [2] How might we empirically establish that animals lead moral lives?


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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Keywords: animals, moral agency, anthropocentrism, speciocentrism
    Subjects: General Issues > Ethical Issues
    Conferences and Volumes: [2012] Seventh Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science (12-14 June 2012; Mugla, Turkey)
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Bradie
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2012 08:22
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2012 08:22
    Item ID: 9150
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/9150

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