Synopses & Reviews
Morality's Progress is the summation of nearly three decades of work by a leading figure in environmental ethics and bioethics. The twenty-two papers here are invigoratingly diverse, but together tell a unified story about various aspects of the morality of our relationships to animals and to nature. Jamieson's direct and accessible essays will convince sceptics that thinking about these relations offers great intellectual reward, and his work here sets a challenging, controversial agenda for the future.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -366) and index.
About the Author
is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy and Affiliated Professor of Law at New York University.
Table of Contents
1. Morality's Progress
2. Is Applied Ethics Worth Doing?
3. Great Apes and the Human Resistance to Equality
4. Science, Knowledge, and Animal Minds
5. On Aims and Methods of Cognitive Ethology (with Marc Bekoff)
6. Cognitive Ethology at the End of Neuroscience
7. Pain and the Evolution of Behaviour
8. On the Ethics of the Use of Animals in Science (with Tom Regan)
9. Experimenting on Animals: A Reconsideration
10. Ethics and the Study of Animal Cognition (with Marc Bekoff)
11. Against Zoos
12. Zoos Revisited
13. Wild/Captive and Other Suspect Dualisms
14. Animal Liberation is an Environmental Ethic
15. Ecosystem Health: Some Preventive Medicine
16. Values in Nature
17. The City Around Us
18. Ethics, Public Policy, and Global Warming
19. Global Environmental Justicw
20. Discourse and Moral Responsibility in Biotechnical Communication
21. Sustainability and Beyond
22. Afterword: Child of the Sixties