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2. The moral status of animals

2. The moral status of animals  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0002
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Increasingly, people claim that animals have moral status, moral rights, or both. What does this mean? To say that a cat has moral status is to say that the cat has moral importance in her ... More
3. What animals are like

3. What animals are like  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0003
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If we see an animal in a state of fright or pain, it is natural to assume that they have the same feelings as we might. But is this well-grounded? ‘What animals are like’ using empirical ... More
1. Ritualization

1. Ritualization  

Barry Stephenson

in Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Feb 2015
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9780199394432
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10.1093/actrade/9780199943524.003.0002
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‘Ritualization’ considers one of the cornerstones of ritual studies—ritualization. It begins with ethology, the study of animal behaviour and goes on to discuss ritualization theory and how ... More
8. Man and animal

8. Man and animal  

Simon Glendinning

in Derrida: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191775796
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803450.003.0008
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Derrida's work of deconstruction always challenged ‘the opposition of nature and culture, animality and humanity’, but it was in his discussion of ethics and politics that the question of ... More
7. Animal research

7. Animal research  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0007
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It is debatable under what conditions animal research is justified. Estimates of the number of animals used worldwide in research range from 41 to 100 million a year. ‘Animal research’ ... More
4. The harms of suffering, confinement, and death

4. The harms of suffering, confinement, and death  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0004
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What constitutes harm and benefit for animals? How can we evaluate what is the nature of animal well-being? ‘The harms of suffering, confinement, and death’ provides an account of the major ... More
5. Meat-eating

5. Meat-eating  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0005
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Can we regard the harm caused to factory farm animals as necessary? We do not need to eat meat in order to live or even to stay healthy. ‘Meat-eating’ examines the ethics of eating meat by ... More
2. Animal phyla

2. Animal phyla  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778049
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10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0002
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The large branches within the Animal Kingdom evolutionary tree are ‘phyla’ (the singular being ‘phylum’). ‘Animal phyla’ outlines thirty three phyla, although there are still disputes and ... More
Learning: A Very Short Introduction

Learning: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Haselgrove

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Jul 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780191785412
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688364.001.0001
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9780199688364
What is learning? How does it take place? What happens when it goes wrong? The topic of learning has been central to the development of the science of psychology since its inception. ... More
9. Changing perspectives

9. Changing perspectives  

Martin Luck

in Hormones: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2014
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Jul 2014
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9780191780011
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10.1093/actrade/9780199672875.003.0009
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9780199672875
It is now more realistic to see hormones as a collection of biologically active chemicals, each of which just happens to cause one cell to change its behaviour in response to another, ... More
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction

Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction  

Marlene Zuk and Leigh W. Simmons

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Aug 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780191823930
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10.1093/actrade/9780198778752.001.0001
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9780198778752
Sexual Selection: A Very Short Introduction introduces the astounding array of behaviours and decorative traits in the animal world used for competing for mates, and considers ... More
3. Human nature

3. Human nature  

Bhikhu Parekh

in Gandhi: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2001
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Sep 2013
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9780191776816
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854575.003.0003
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‘Human nature’ explains how Gandhi's theory of man bypasses the traditional Western debate on whether human beings were naturally good or evil. Since human beings had souls and were ... More
2. Farm animals

2. Farm animals  

Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe

in Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191792939
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10.1093/actrade/9780198725961.003.0003
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9780198725961
It is perfectly possible to live on a vegan diet with no animal products, so why do we bother to keep animals at all? Is it simply that animals produce a convenient collection of nutrients ... More
4. Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals

4. Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals  

Jacob J. Olupọna

in African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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9780199375264
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10.1093/actrade/9780199790586.003.0004
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Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals embody, enact, and reinforce the sacred values communicated in myths. ‘Ceremonies, festivals, and rituals’ explains that rituals occur on calendrical ... More
Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction  

David DeGrazia

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.001.0001
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Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Most people are opposed to ... More
6. Keeping pets and zoo animals

6. Keeping pets and zoo animals  

David DeGrazia

in Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191776380
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10.1093/actrade/9780192853608.003.0006
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Is it ever right to restrict animals' liberty? If so, under what conditions? ‘Keeping pets and zoo animals’ investigates the ethics of keeping animals for personal or social/cultural ... More
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Holland

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778049
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10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.001.0001
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9780199593217
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals, this VSI goes on to show the high-level ... More
1. What is an animal?

1. What is an animal?  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191778049
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10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0001
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‘What is an animal?’ outlines the criteria for defining an ‘animal’. There are characteristics by which we recognize animals — they are multicellular, get the energy necessary for life by ... More
4. Brute thought

4. Brute thought  

Tim Bayne

in Thought: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778148
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601721.003.0004
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9780199601721
Do animals think? What do they think about? Can they make predictions? It is clear that there are profound differences between the cognitive capacities of humans and those of non-human ... More
7. Fungi in animal health and disease

7. Fungi in animal health and disease  

Nicholas P. Money

in Fungi: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191785825
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10.1093/actrade/9780199688784.003.0007
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9780199688784
‘Fungi in animal health and disease’ considers the fungi that populate the healthy human microbiome and the nature of superficial and systemic fungal infections in humans and other animals. ... More

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