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Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue: An Study in Moral Theory  

John R. Wallach

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Feb 2016
This essay discusses the contribution of Alasdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue (1981) to a generation of moral theory. Pitched as a critique of liberal individualism (e.g., Rawls), modernity ... More

Animal Work  

Jocelyne Porcher

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Apr 2017
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Jul 2015
Although the presence of animals in our lives seems natural, it is not; it depends on work. But we don’t know what work means for a dog, a horse, or a cow. This chapter proposes a concept ... More

Animals as Legal Subjects  

Paul Waldau

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Apr 2017
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Aug 2015
This chapter contrasts the dominant sense of the phrase “animals as legal subjects,” which minimizes fundamental protections for nonhuman animals, with alternative senses of the same ... More

Animals as Living Property  

David Favre

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Apr 2017
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Feb 2015
For all recorded history domestic animals have been considered objects within the legal system, classified as personal property, the primary focus being on what an owner can do with ... More

Animals as Sentient Commodities  

Rhoda Wilkie

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Apr 2017
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Aug 2015
A discrepancy exists between the legal and perceived status of livestock. Legally, food animals are property, but their thing-like status is unstable and does not determine how they are ... More

At the Limits of Rhetoric: Authority, Commonplace, and the Role of Literature in Carl Schmitt  

Johannes Türk

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Jan 2017
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Sep 2015
This chapter analyzes the systematic relationship of Carl Schmitt’s oeuvre to rhetoric, arguing that his work cannot be detached from its engagement in a simultaneously metaphysical and ... More

Cetacean Cognition  

Lori Marino

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Apr 2017
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Feb 2016
Cetacean cognition at the level of the individual is complex and highly sophisticated and shares a number of characteristics with human and other great ape cognitive features. At the same ... More

Deliberative Law  

David Ponet and Ethan J. Leib

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
The “systemic turn” in deliberative democractic theory builds off the critical insight that one instance or site of deliberation does not legitimate an entire political system. But ... More

The Ethics of Food Animal Production  

Paul B. Thompson

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Apr 2017
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Jul 2015
This chapter summarizes two strands of work on the ethics of food animal production. A dietetic tradition emphasizes the questions of whether and under what conditions consumption of ... More

H. L. A. Hart, The Concept of Law  

Matthew H. Kramer

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Mar 2016
H. L. A. Hartʼs The Concept of Law is, of course, primarily a work of legal philosophy. It is indeed the most influential work of legal philosophy in the English language (and perhaps in ... More

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