Ethics and Animals

  • Harlan B. Miller
  • William H. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Harlan B. Miller
      Pages 1-14
  3. Nonhumans in the Eyes and Minds of Humans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-18
    2. Tom Regan
      Pages 19-43
    3. Jan Narueson
      Pages 45-59
    4. Annette C. Baier
      Pages 61-77
    5. Thomas L. Benson
      Pages 79-90
  4. Morality, Legality, and Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-93
    2. James M. Buchanan
      Pages 95-102
    3. Bernard E. Rollin
      Pages 103-118
  5. Humans and Other Animals—Killing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-122
    2. Edward Johnson
      Pages 123-133
    3. Dale Jamieson
      Pages 135-146
    4. Donald VanDeVeer
      Pages 147-162
  6. Humans and Other Animals—Linkages and Likenesses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-167
    2. Stephen R. L. Clark
      Pages 169-182
    3. Peter S. Wenz
      Pages 183-197
    4. Patrick F. Scanlon
      Pages 199-205
    5. Duane M. Rumbaugh, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
      Pages 207-217
  7. Human Interests, Porcine Interests, and Chipmunk Interests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-223
    2. Lawrence C. Becker
      Pages 225-242
    3. James Cargile
      Pages 267-270
  8. Animal Rights?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-274
    2. James Rachels
      Pages 275-284
  9. Breadth of Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-306
    2. T. Nicolaus Tideman
      Pages 317-322
  10. Facts and Acts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-327
    2. W. B. Gross
      Pages 329-337
    3. Henry Spira
      Pages 373-377
    4. Harlan B. Miller, William H. Williams
      Pages 379-380
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 381-400

About this book


This volume is a collection of essays concerned with the morality of hu­ man treatment of nonhuman animals. The contributors take very different approaches to their topics and come to widely divergent conclusions. The goal of the volume as a whole is to shed a brighter light upon an aspect of human life-our relations with the other animals-that has recently seen a great increase in interest and in the generation of heat. The discussions and debates contained herein are addressed by the contributors to each other, to the general public, and to the academic world, especially the biological, philosophical, and political parts of that world. The essays are organized into eight sections by topics, each sec­ tion beginning with a brief introduction linking the papers and the sec­ tions to one another. There is also a general introduction and an Epilog that suggests alternate possible ways of organizing the material. The first two sections are concerned with the place of animals in the human world: Section I with the ways humans view animals in literature, philosophy, and other parts of human culture, and Section II with the place of animals in human legal and moral community. The next three sections concern comparisons between human and nonhuman animals: Section III on the rights and wrongs of killing, Section IV on the humanity of animals and the animality of humans, and Section V on questions of the conflict of human and animal interests.


Animal Liberation ethics language morality philosophy research treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Harlan B. Miller
    • 1
  • William H. Williams
  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and ReligionVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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