On Responsible Knowledge Making and the Moral Standing of Animals: Questioning What Matters and Why about Animal Minds

  title={On Responsible Knowledge Making and the Moral Standing of Animals: Questioning What Matters and Why about Animal Minds},
  author={L. McLean},
  journal={Between the Species},
  • L. McLean
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Between the Species
One of the long-standing presuppositions of moral theory about animals is that our moral relations with them depend on our sharing some fundamental characteristic or capacity. Daniel Dennett’s influential paper, Animal Consciousness: What Matters and Why (1995) is a good example of how philosophers might go on in discussions that takes seriously this kind of reasoning as well as a comment on what responsible knowledge making amounts to in relation to it. In this paper my aim is to question this… Expand


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