The Animal Ethics Reader Paperback – 3 Apr 2008
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The first edition of The Animal Ethics Reader was an important contribution to the development of courses in animal ethics. This new, improved edition will make an even more important contribution. Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, New York University
The Animal Ethics Reader is required reading for students and scholars in Human-Animal Studies and for interested individuals who want to deepen their understanding of our complex and contradictory relationship with animals. Kim W. Stallwood, Animals and Society Institute
The Animal Ethics Reader offers an invaluable source, and establishes animal ethics and animal law philosophy as a serious academic subject. Erwin Lengauer and Regina Binder, Vienna inter-university research group on animal ethics.
Praise for the First Edition:
This ambitious anthology is a welcome resource for the study of the ethical issues of human interactions with other animals. The editors have provided a volume that covers a wide and diverse range of topics and points of view. Anthrozoos, 18 (4) 2005
About the Author
Susan J. Armstrong is Professor of Philosophy at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California. She has taught environmental ethics with Prof. Richard G. Botzler since l983. Her dissertation "The Rights of Nonhuman Beings: A Whiteheadian Study" (1976) is considered to be the first dissertation written on environmental ethics. (Available online at www.humboldt.edu/~phil/susan.html). Susan is a member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Ethics. She has written a number of articles and book chapters on process philosophy and recently co-edited The Animal Ethics Reader (Routledge 2003) with Richard G. Botzler. She was nominated for Outstanding Professor in l989 and 2002.
Richard G. Botzler is Professor Emeritus at Humboldt State University and coauthor of "Environmental Ethics: Divergence and Convergence" (2003). He taught the two courses that inspired this book: Principles of Wildlife Diseases and Advanced Topics in Wildlife Diseases. Richard N. Brown is Professor of Wildlife at Humboldt State University, where he teaches courses on wildlife diseases.