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Relational animal ethics (and why it isn’t easy)

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posted on 2024-01-17, 15:50 authored by Josh MilburnJosh Milburn

In Just Fodder: The Ethics of Feeding Animals, I explore a range of overlooked practical questions in animal ethics and the philosophy of food, developing a new approach to animal ethics. According to the position I defend, animals have negative rights based on their possession of normatively significant interests, and we have positive obligations towards (and concerning) animals based on our normatively salient relationships with them. Gary O’Brien, Angie Pepper, Clare Palmer, and Leon Borgdorf offer a range of insightful challenges to my framework and its applications. Here, I respond to them around five themes: extensionism, agency, predation, interventionism, and environmentalism.

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  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • International Relations, Politics and History

Published in

Food Ethics

Volume

9

Issue

1

Publisher

Springer

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Author(s)

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Acceptance date

2023-12-06

Publication date

2024-01-17

Copyright date

2024

ISSN

2364-6853

eISSN

2364-6861

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Josh Milburn. Deposit date: 15 December 2023

Article number

6

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