Animal welfare: Philosophy meets science

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161960
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790067 | DOI:
 Animal welfare: Philosophy meets science

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This chapter presents select influential philosophical approaches to animal welfare, to see how they have and how they could enlighten animal welfare policy. Topics discussed include the concept of speciesism, animal minds and animal ethics, “marginal cases” illuminate philosophers' reasoning, and cost and benefit analysis in animal research ethics.

Keywords: animal welfare; philosophy; animal research; speciesism; animal ethics

Chapter.  11710 words. 

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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