Note: some of the discussion of animal minds immediately overlaps with ethical questions, but we will attempt to focus this week just on animal minds.
ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 1. Do Animals Have Minds? pp. 3 – 25.
ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 4. Killing Animals. pp. 70 – 99.
ANIMAL LIBERATION – pp. 9 – 22, beginning “There is, however, one general defense of the practices...”, ending on the first paragraph on 22.
EMPTY CAGES – pp. 53 – 61.
Gruen: 1. Why animals matter (optional)
Recommended Reading on Animal Minds / Cognitive Ethology:
- Colin Allen (mypage.iu.edu/~colallen/), “Animal Consciousness,” entry in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: plato.stanford.edu/entries/consciousness- animal/
- Jonathan Balcombe, Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and The Nature of Feeling Good (MacMillan 2006) www.pleasurablekingdom.com/
- Marc Bekoff’s web page and books: literati.net/Bekoff/
- Clare Palmer, “Animals in Anglo-American Philosophy” http://www.h-net.org/~animal/ruminations_palmer.html
- Scott Wilson, “Animals and Ethics,” The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/a/anim-eth.htm
- Lori Gruen, “The Moral Status of Animals,” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/moral-animal/