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Review Of Jean Kazez's Animalkind: What We Owe To Animals, James Stanescu 2010 Mercer University

Review Of Jean Kazez's Animalkind: What We Owe To Animals, James Stanescu

Between the Species

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Animals In The Kingdom Of Ends, Heather M. Kendrick 2010 Central Michigan University

Animals In The Kingdom Of Ends, Heather M. Kendrick

Between the Species

Kant claimed that human beings have no duties to animals because they are not autonomous ends in themselves. I argue that Kant was wrong to exclude animals from the realm of moral consideration. Animals, although they do not set their own ends and thus cannot be regarded as ends in themselves, do have ends that are given to them by nature. As beings with ends, they stand between mere things that have no ends, and rational beings that are ends in themselves. I propose a broader version of Kant's kingdom of ends, in which rational beings respect the ends ...


Extreme Humanism: Heidegger, Buber, And The Threshold Of Language, Frank Garrett 2010 University of Texas at Dallas

Extreme Humanism: Heidegger, Buber, And The Threshold Of Language, Frank Garrett

Between the Species

Throughout this essay I attempt to bring into focus what I see as the thorniest point of proximity between two giants in twentieth-century ontology; that is, the nature of language in the delineation between human beings and animals within the work of Martin Heidegger and Martin Buber. I consider Heidegger’s conception of world in an attempt to understand how he sees the abyss—as well as the bridge—between animals and humankind. Buber’s more encompassing view of being seems to be a fruitful catalyst for moving Heidegger closer to something at which he hints but from which he ...


A Difference That Makes A Difference: Welfare And The Equality Of Consideration, Elijah Weber 2010 Bowling Green State University

A Difference That Makes A Difference: Welfare And The Equality Of Consideration, Elijah Weber

Between the Species

In Welfare, Happiness, and Ethics, L.W. Sumner defends two significant constraints on one’s theory of welfare: formality and generality. An adequate theory of welfare, claims Sumner, must give a constitutive account of the “good-for” relation. This constitutive account must be sufficiently general that any entity whose status as a welfare subject is uncontroversial falls within its scope. This paper will argue that Sumner’s proposed constraints are particularly significant to utilitarian arguments for the equal moral considerability of non-human animals. In the absence of these constraints, the inconsistency that is alleged to follow from denying moral considerability to ...


Innocent And Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research, Joel Marks 2010 University of New Haven and Yale Unviersity

Innocent And Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research, Joel Marks

Between the Species

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Second Nature And Animal Life, Stefano Di Brisco 2010 The New School, New York

Second Nature And Animal Life, Stefano Di Brisco

Between the Species

I am concerned in this paper with McDowell's account of human uniqueness in nature in terms of a fundamental difference between humans and animals. I try to show that the concept of that difference is relevant for a Wittgensteinian understanding of the place of rationality in nature. I then develop an internal criticism of McDowell's transcendental way of approaching this topic by using Diamond's insights about the importance of the details for a realistic philosophical account of human mindedness. My aim is to show that the difference between humans and animals is constitutive of our understanding of ...


Husbandry To Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics And Public Policy, Jes Harfeld 2010 Aarhus University

Husbandry To Industry: Animal Agriculture, Ethics And Public Policy, Jes Harfeld

Between the Species

The industrialisation of agriculture has led to considerable alterations at both the technological and economical levels of animal farming. Several animal welfare issues of modern animal agriculture – e.g. stress and stereotypical behaviour – can be traced back to the industrialised intensification of housing and numbers of animals in production. Although these welfare issues dictate ethical criticism, it is the claim of this article that such direct welfare issues are only the forefront of a greater systemic ethical problem inherent to industrialisation. Consequently, this article provides an analysis of the foundational ethical problems in animal agriculture which derive from (I) overly ...


The Ethics Of The Ecology Of Fear Against The Nonspeciesist Paradigm: A Shift In The Aims Of Intervention In Nature, Oscar Horta 2010 Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología

The Ethics Of The Ecology Of Fear Against The Nonspeciesist Paradigm: A Shift In The Aims Of Intervention In Nature, Oscar Horta

Between the Species

Humans often intervene in the wild for anthropocentric or environmental reasons. An example of such interventions is the reintroduction of wolves in places where they no longer live in order to create what has been called an “ecology of fear”, which is being currently discussed in places such as Scotland. In the first part of this paper I discuss the reasons for this measure and argue that they are not compatible with a nonspeciesist approach. Then, I claim that if we abandon a speciesist viewpoint we should change completely the way in which we should intervene in nature. Rather than ...


Animals And Animals, Laurence Thomas 2010 Syracuse University

Animals And Animals, Laurence Thomas

Between the Species

Speciesism is the wrong of not acknowledging the moral qualities that non-human animals possess that are similar or equivalent or even superior to the moral qualities that human beings possess. However, since it is manifestly clear that no one thinks that apes are in any way obligated to human beings, it clearly cannot be a form of speciesism to be mindful of the differences on the basis of which that is so. In opposition to the advocates of the Great Ape Project, my aim in this essay is to establish the quite minimal claim that apes should not have the ...


Discourse First, Cages Second: A New Locus For Animal Liberation, Brianne Donaldson 2010 Claremont School of Theology

Discourse First, Cages Second: A New Locus For Animal Liberation, Brianne Donaldson

Between the Species

The Animal that was named, categorized, and excluded from the human community by the Greeks has seeped into society at multiple points. This Animal now exists in a paradoxical limbo where she is both excluded from social standing and moral consideration while at the same time being included, utilized and discussed within all sectors of society from advertising to philosophy, neuroscience to the pet industry, religion to farming. Thus, animals have been caught up in multiple mechanisms of explanatory terminology, symbolic use, and physical captivity which all work together to create a Discourse of the Animal, which is employed both ...


No Bones About It: Evaluating Faunal Evidence For Ancient Lifestyles At Tall Jalul, Jordan, Chelsea L. Grimstad 2010 Andrews University

No Bones About It: Evaluating Faunal Evidence For Ancient Lifestyles At Tall Jalul, Jordan, Chelsea L. Grimstad

Honors Theses

Analysis and characterization of faunal remains -- those bones and bone fragments collected from archaeological sites -- allows anthropologists and archaeologists to more completely reconstruct the ways in which ancient societies survived and interacted. As animals have invariably played an integral role in human society, providing transportation, draft, and a consistent food source, the study of their bones can elucidate the lifestyles and cultural practices of the people who raised and utilized them. Faunal remains for this project were collected and identified during the 2009 dig season at Tall Jalul in Jordan as part of the Madaba Plains Project. Further analysis of ...


From Traditional To Today: Revelation From Chinese Gardendesign, Bo Yang, N J. Volkman 2010 Utah State University

From Traditional To Today: Revelation From Chinese Gardendesign, Bo Yang, N J. Volkman

Bo Yang

China, like many other nations, struggled in the twentieth century with defining an indigenous landscape design tradition. This was particularly true in addressing urban open space design after China implemented the Open Door Policy in the late 1970s, when Chinese garden design traditions became largely neglected. The objective of this study is to determine whether the traditional design approach could still effectively serve as modern design inspiration. Built upon a previous study by Wu (1999), our study is a reflective critique on modern Chinese urban public space design. We compare major types of traditional and modern Chinese urban open spaces ...


My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen Ph.D. 2010 The Graduate Center, CUNY

My Name And My Face, Stuart Ewen Ph.D.

Publications and Research

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At War, Siobhan K. Phillips 2010 Dickinson College

At War, Siobhan K. Phillips

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Review Of Charade, Michael Adams 2010 City University of New York

Review Of Charade, Michael Adams

Publications and Research

Review of Stanley Donen's 1963 film.


Dancecult Bibliography: Books, Articles, Theses, Lectures, And Films About Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Eliot Bates 2010 CUNY Graduate Center

Dancecult Bibliography: Books, Articles, Theses, Lectures, And Films About Electronic Dance Music Cultures, Eliot Bates

Publications and Research

Dancecult is a forum for the electronic dance music culture (EDMC) research network, whose doors opened in April, 2005. Presently, Dancecult manifests as a mailing list and rich informational website. With around 180 members (and growing) worldwide, Dancecult-l is an interdisciplinary mailing list for graduate students, scholars, and other parties interested in the study and documentation of EDMCs from proto-disco through post-rave formations. As a critical information exchange hub, Dancecult-l enables resource sharing and collaboration between international researchers of club cultures, raves, techno, electronica, doof, digital arts and other manifestations of EDMC. Members come from various different disciplines, operating in ...


Music And National Identity: A Study Of Cello Works By Taiwanese Composers, Yu-Ting Wu 2010 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Music And National Identity: A Study Of Cello Works By Taiwanese Composers, Yu-Ting Wu

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of folkloric elements in music by Taiwanese composers and to uncover the methods they treat regional materials under the influences of Western compositional techniques, hereby creating a new fusion within classical music. This study centers in the ethnic impact on modern Taiwanese music, and also provides an opportunity to probe the significance of the subject "nation" in the field of musical creativity.

In this dissertation, the discussion includes the development of traditional and Western music in Taiwan including the historical and cultural background, how music serves as an emblem of ...


Skin And Redemption: Theology In Silent Films, 1902 To 1927, Susan Craig 2010 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Skin And Redemption: Theology In Silent Films, 1902 To 1927, Susan Craig

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This dissertation analyzes theological concepts in silent moving pictures made for commercial distribution from 1902 to 1927, and examines how directors and scenarists sorted through competing belief systems to select what they anticipated would be palatable theological references for their films.

A fundamental assumption of this study is that, the artistic and aesthetic pretensions of many silent-era filmmakers notwithstanding, directors generally made decisions in the conception, production and marketing of films primarily to maximize profits in a ruthlessly competitive environment. As such, directors needed to walk a fine line between alienating the lucrative working class and immigrant audiences that were ...


The Piano Works Of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir 2010 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Piano Works Of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974): A Diverse Collection, Nina Margret Grimsdottir

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The piano works of Páll Ísólfsson (1893-1974) form a diverse collection of twenty-six pieces that consists of nineteen character pieces, one set of variations, and six liturgical pieces. They were composed during 1920-1970, and now for the first time, the collection can, in this dissertation, be appreciated in its entirety. The important steps taken along the way have included publication, recordings, research and concert performances.

The character pieces divide into four groups according to stylistic influence and maturity. Most of the earlier pieces fall into the "humorous burlesque" or "sentimental lyric" group; the other two groups belong to traditional dance ...


Review Of Wesley J. Smith's A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy: The Human Cost Of The Animal Rights Movement, Angus Taylor 2010 University of Victoria

Review Of Wesley J. Smith's A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy: The Human Cost Of The Animal Rights Movement, Angus Taylor

Between the Species

No abstract provided.


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