Historical and Contemporary Approaches to Animal Ethics (PHIL 460.001)
Instructors: Mariska Leunissen and Rebecca Walker. This seminar meets on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. in Caldwell 208.
This course will address topics in, and related to, animal ethics including: moral status and rights, pain and death, animal consciousness, and specific practical moral issues such as eating animals, use of animals for entertainment, animal companionship, and biomedical experimentation. Readings will draw from both historical and contemporary philosophy and relevant contributions from the life sciences.
Mariska Leunissen’s webpage
Rebecca Walker’s webpage