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Instructor: Rebecca Walker. This course meets W 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. in CW 213.

This is a course about the ethics of our engagement with nonhuman animals. We will focus on different theory approaches, including the “political turn” in animal ethics, as well as various practices such as biomedical research, keeping animal companions, eating animals, and “rewilding” ecological spaces. Roughly two-thirds of the course will be oriented to theory and around one-third on practical applications.


PHIL graduate students: Please refer to #9 in our Handbook for further information regarding distribution requirements.

Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in this course. PHIL grad students are exempt from this enrollment requirement.