Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues

  • Andrew Woodhall
  • Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade

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About this book


This book offers ethical and political approaches to issues that nonhuman animals face. The recent ‘political turn’ in interspecies ethics, from ethical to political approaches, has arisen due to the apparent lack of success of the nonhuman animal movement and dissatisfaction with traditional approaches. Current works largely present general positions rather than address specific issues and principally rely on mainstream approaches. This book offers alternative positions such as cosmopolitan, libertarian, and left humanist thought, as well as applying ethical and political thought to specific issues, such as experimentation, factory farming, nonhuman political agency, and intervention. Presenting work by theorists and activists, insights are offered from both ethics and politics that impact theory and practice and offer essential considerations for those engaging in interspecies ethics within the political turn era.


interspecies ethics political turn personhood empathy Anthropocentrism human psychology animal psychology near-persons inter-human relations speciesism Robert Nozick moral agency political voice Cosmopolitanism emotions nature

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Woodhall
    • 1
  • Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade
    • 2
  1. 1.Independent ResearcherHuntlyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-54548-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-54549-3
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