Strangers to Nature

Strangers to Nature - Peter SloterdijkHardback 288 pages  Publisher Lexington Books

Animal Lives and Human Ethics

Edited by Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker

CONTRIBUTIONS BY DRUCILLA CORNELL; JULIAN H. FRANKLIN; HEATHER M. KENDRICK; EDUARDO MENDIETA; ANDREW LINZEY; PAOLA CAVALIERI; ROD PREECE; TED BENTON; MICHAEL J. THOMPSON; MICHAEL ALLEN FOX; LORI GRUEN; RALPH R. ACAMPORA; BERNARD ROLLIN AND PETER SLOTERDIJK

Description

Strangers to Nature challenges a reading public that has grown complacent with the standard framework of the animal ethics debate. Human influence on, and the control of, the natural world has greater consequences than ever, making the human impact on the lives of animals more evident. We cannot properly interrogate our conduct in the world without a deeper understanding of how our actions affect animals. It is crucial that the human-animal relationship become more central to ethical inquiry. This volume brings together many of the leading scholars who work to redefine and expand the discourse on animal ethics. The contributors examine the radical developments that change how we think about the status of non-human animals in our society and our moral obligations. Strangers to Natures will engage both scholars and lay-people by revealing the breadth of theorizing about current human/non-human animal relationships.

Reviews

A stimulating collection of essays that reexamine, refine, and in some cases refute major philosophical arguments concerning animal treatment, thereby advancing animal ethical theory on a number of fronts. — Josephine Donovan, University of Maine, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Evil, Affliction, and Redemptive Love, and Co-editor of The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics and Animals and Women A fine collection of essays representing a wide range of views on animal ethics. — Gary L. Francione, Distinguished Professor of Law; Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy, Rutgers University

A stimulating collection of essays that reexamine, refine, and in some cases refute major philosophical arguments concerning animal treatment, thereby advancing animal ethical theory on a number of fronts.
Josephine Donovan, University of Maine, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Evil, Affliction, and Redemptive Love, and Co-editor of The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics and Animals and Women