Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture

Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture

by E. Aaltola

Paperback(1st ed. 2012)

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Exploring how animal suffering is made meaningful within Western ramifications, the book investigates themes such as skepticism concerning non-human experience, cultural roots of compassion, and contemporary approaches to animal ethics. At its center is the pivotal question: What is the moral significance of animal suffering?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349329120
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

ELISA AALTOLA is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Eastern Finland. She has been researching the theoretical ramifications behind, and practical implications of, the moral status of non-human animals for a number of years and has previously published two Finnish books on animal ethics.

Table of Contents

Series Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Animal Suffering: The Practice Knowing Suffering History of Caring Morality and Non-Human Suffering: Analytical Animal Ethics Morality and Animal Suffering: Continental Investigations Emotion, Empathy, and Intersubjectivity Action Against Suffering Conclusion Notes References Index

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