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Animal Pragmatism : Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships - Erin McKenna

Animal Pragmatism

Rethinking Human-Nonhuman Relationships

By: Erin McKenna (Editor), Andrew Light (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th September 2004
ISBN: 9780253216939
Number Of Pages: 272

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What does American pragmatism contribute to contemporary debates about human-animal relationships? Does it acknowledge our connections to all living things? Does it bring us closer to an ethical treatment of all animals? What about hunting, vegetarianism, animal experimentation, and the welfare of farm animals? While questions about human relations with animals have been with us for millennia, there has been a marked rise in public awareness about animal issues -- even McDonald's advertises that they use humanely treated animals as food sources. In Animal Pragmatism, 12 lively and provocative essays address concerns at the intersection of pragmatist philosophy and animal welfare. Topics cover a broad range of issues, including moral consideration of animals, the ethics of animal experimentation, institutional animal care, environmental protection of animal habitat, farm animal welfare, animal communication, and animal morals. Readers who interact with animals, whether as pets or on a plate, will find a robust and fascinating exploration of human-nonhuman relationships.

Contributors are James M. Albrecht, Douglas R. Anderson, Steven Fesmire, Glenn Kuehn, Todd Lekan, Andrew Light, John J. McDermott, Erin McKenna, Phillip McReynolds, Ben Minteer, Matthew Pamental, Paul Thompson, and Jennifer Welchman.

Foreword John J. McDermott
Introduction: Why Pragmatism? Erin McKenna and Andrew Light
Pragmatism Considering Animals
"What Does Rome Know of Rat and Lizard?": Pragmatic Mandates for Considering Animals in Emerson, James and Dewey James M. Albrecht
Dewey and Animal Ethics Steven Fesmire
Overlapping Horizons of Meaning: A Deweyan Approach to the Moral Standing of Nonhuman Animals Phillip McReynolds
Peirce's Horse: A Sympathetic Bond Douglas
Pragmatism, the Environment, Hunting, and Farming
Beyond Considerability: The Environmental Ethics-Animal Rights Debate as a Problematic Situation Ben Minteer
Methodological Pragmatism, Animal Welfare, and Hunting Andrew Light
Getting Pragmatic About Farm Animal Welfare Paul Thompson
Pragmatism and the Production of Livestock Erin McKenna
Pragmatism on Animals as Cures, Companions, and Calories
Dewey on Animal Experimentation Jennifer Welchman
Pragmatism and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees Todd Lekan
Pragmatism and Pets Matthew Pamental
Dining on Fido: Death, Identity, and the Dilemma of Eating Animals Glenn Kuehn
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ISBN: 9780253216939
ISBN-10: 0253216931
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 7th September 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.44