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Zoos

A Philosophical Tour

  • Authors
  • Keekok Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Keekok Lee
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  3. Keekok Lee
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  4. Keekok Lee
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 128-174

About this book

Introduction

In this book, Keekok Lee asks the question, 'what is an animal, and how does our treatment of it within captivity affect its status as a being ?' This ontological treatment marks the first such approach in looking at animals in captivity. Engaging with the moral questions of zoo-keeping (is it morally justified to keep a wild animal in captivity?) as well as the ontological (what is it that we conserve in zoos after all? A wild animal or its shadow?), Lee develops her own original hypothesis, centred around the concept of 'immuration' - defining this in contrast to domestication - and thereby provides a unique addition to the growing body of work on animal ethics.

Keywords

animals ethics evolution lifestyle philosophy

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