Taking Animals Seriously-Mental life and moral status

  title={Taking Animals Seriously-Mental life and moral status},
  author={David Degrazia},
1. A short primer on animal ethics 2. The coherence model of ethical justification 3. Animals' moral status and the issue of equal consideration 4. Motivation and methods for studying animal minds 5. Feelings 6. Desires and beliefs 7. Self-awareness, language, moral agency, and autonomy 8. The basics of well-being across species 9. Back to animal ethics. 
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  • D. Degrazia
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Kennedy Institute of Ethics journal
  • 2003
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