Being Animal

Being Animal

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Scholars tend to treat animals and the environment as distinct, mutually exclusive objects of interest and concern. Conducting the first systematic examination of the place of animals in scholarly and popular thinking about nature, Anna L. Peterson builds a nature ethic that conceives of nonhuman animals as active subjects simultaneously a part of nature and human society.However, many animal ethicists also address human moral obligations toward free-living wild animals and those who are neither fully domesticated nor fully wild. ... For example, in his influential 1989 essay, a€œAnimal Liberation: A Triangular Affair, a€ Baird Callicott claimed that animal advocates wanted to a€œ liberatea€ domesticated animals into the wild, which he saw as an ecological disaster.17 It would alsoanbsp;...

Title:Being Animal
Author:Anna L. Peterson
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-05-21


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