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  • The Intrinsic Value of Endangered Species

    By Ian A. Smith

    Why save endangered species without clear aesthetic, economic, or ecosystemic value? This book takes on this challenging question through an account of the intrinsic goods of species. Ian A. Smith argues that a species’ intrinsic value stems from its ability to flourish—its organisms continuing to…

    Hardback – 2016-02-22 
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Philosophy of Nature

    Rethinking naturalness

    By Svein Anders Noer Lie

    The missing part in today's environmental debate is an in-depth understanding of the idea of Naturalness, and what, if anything, it denotes. This book discusses what we mean by 'natural' in general and works out an original concept of naturalness that can serve as a guide to understand the real…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • Race Matters, Animal Matters

    Fugitive Humanism in African America, 1838-1934

    By Lindgren Johnson

    This book challenges the grand narrative of African American studies: that African Americans rejected racist associations of blackness and animality through a disassociation from animality. Taking an animal studies approach to texts written by Frederick Douglass, Charles Chesnutt, Ida B.…

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Meaning of Horses

    Biosocial Encounters

    Edited by Dona Davis, Anita Maurstad

    The Meaning of Horses: Biosocial Encounters examines some of the engagements or entanglements that link the lived experiences of human and non-human animals. The contributors discuss horse-human relationships in multiple contexts, times and places, highlighting variations in the meaning of horses…

    Hardback – 2015-12-04 

  • Critical Animal and Media Studies

    Communication for Nonhuman Animal Advocacy

    Edited by Núria Almiron, Matthew Cole, Carrie P. Freeman

    This book aims to put the speciesism debate and the treatment of non-human animals on the agenda of critical media studies and to put media studies on the agenda of animal ethics researchers. Contributors examine the convergence of media and animal ethics from theoretical, philosophical, discursive…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Science and the Self

    Animals, Evolution, and Ethics: Essays in Honour of Mary Midgley

    Edited by Ian James Kidd, Liz McKinnell

    Mary Midgley is one of the most important moral philosophers working today. Over the last thirty years, her writings have informed debates concerning animals, the environment and evolutionary theory. The invited essays in this volume offer critical reflections upon Midgley’s work and further…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pali source materials do not encourage…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Animals, Welfare and the Law

    Fundamental Principles for Critical Assessment

    By Ian A. Robertson

    In this objective, practical and authoritative introductory text the author reveals how the fundamental principles of the human-animal relationship drive the development of animal law. The book explains the criteria by which the lawful use of animals is determined, and how these criteria impact…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • Duties Regarding Nature

    A Kantian Environmental Ethic

    By Toby Svoboda

    In this book, Toby Svoboda develops and defends a Kantian environmental virtue ethic, challenging the widely-held view that Kant's moral philosophy has little to offer environmental ethics. On the contrary, Svoboda contends that on Kantian grounds, there is good moral reason to care about…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Animal Ethics: The Basics

    By Tony Miligan

    Animal Ethics has long been a highly contested area with debates driven by unease about various forms of animal harm, from the use of animals in scientific research to the farming of animals for consumption. Animal Ethics: The Basics is an essential introduction to the key considerations…

    Paperback – 2015-06-12
    The Basics

  • Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication

    Internatural Communication

    Edited by Emily Plec

    Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

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