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Can animals be moral?

Mark Rowlands

Can animals be moral?

by Mark Rowlands

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics,
  • Animals (Philosophy),
  • History,
  • Animal psychology,
  • Emotions in animals

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark Rowlands
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1031 .R69 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25170595M
    ISBN 109780199842001
    LC Control Number2011051638

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The book, "Can Animals Be Moral?" (Oxford University Press, October ), suggests social mammals such as rats, dogs and chimpanzees can choose to be good or bad. The idea that animals can act morally—can act for moral reasons—has been almost universally rejected by philosophers and scientists alike.

According to tradition, while animals may be objects of moral concern, they cannot be regarded as subjects of moral motivation. This book argues against the traditional view. Animals can act for moral reasons—at least there are no compelling reasons. Can Animals Be Moral. is a brilliant book, superbly written with wit and panache--it will be remembered as a classic."--Andrew Linzey, Director, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics "In his well-argued book that blends philosophical inquiry with empirical data, Mark Rowlands argues that animals can and sometimes do act for moral by:   Can Animals Be Moral.

book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the /5. The Book, ‘The Moral Animal’ is another great addition to the science based books genre (though much research has been published since), written in such a way that the layperson can get a “feeling” (comprehension) of the scientific consensus of that by: In this well-written and carefully argued book, Mark Rowlands defends the claim that some nonhuman animals can, indeed, be moral.

At the intersection of animal science, moral philosophy, and many faithbased perspectives on morality and human nature, this book is as much about what makes human animals moral as it is about what makes some.

The question, 'Can animals be moral?' has suffered the worst kind of philosophical denial: an almost complete lack of interest by "serious" philosophers. This is curious, Mark Rowlands says, because the question is linked to some of philosophy's most persistent obsessions: autonomy, normativity, rationality, motivation, action, and the role of.

From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings.

But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally. Can animals be moral. --Attributing emotions to animals --Moral agents, patients, and subjects --The reflection condition: Aristotle and Kant --The idiot --The phenomenology of moral motivation --Moral motivation and meta-cognition --Moral reasons and practice --Reconstructing normativity and agency --A cognitive ethologist from Mars.

It isn't a book of anecdotes on animals acting in cute ways. Personally, I got exactly what I wanted, which was an interesting philosophical argument for why we should consider animals capable of moral acts and deserving moral respect. Interestingly, it also touches on questions of free will and moral responsibility.

A new book examines not only what animals can teach people, but what they can teach people about each other, about animals and how the interactions of humans and animals throughout history can shape our own moral and ethical actions.

This book argues against the traditional view. Animals can act for moral reasons-at least there are no compelling reasons for supposing that that they can't. Animals can act on the basis of moral emotions-emotions that possess moral content-and these emotions provide reasons for their actions.

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Dale Peterson's aim in his new book The Moral Lives of Animals is to downplay what is unique about human argues that animals' moral systems are not merely "analogous to our own.

In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling.

The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. Can Animals be Moral. is a sustained argument aimed to establish, against philosophical orthodoxy, that animals meet this definition--that they do, in fact, act for moral reasons.

There is much detailed argument in the book, and much of it is persuasive. In an undertaking that is far more philosophical than scientific, Rowlands (The Philosopher and the Wolf) argues that animals are moral subjects as opposed to moral agents—that is, they can act.

In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question - ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin - and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling.

The basic argument against moral behavior in animals isthat humans have capabilities that animals lack. Our guest on the show this week, Mark Rowlands, offers an alternative view in defense of the thesis that animals can be moral.

While more along the lines of Hume’s sentimentalist theory than Kant’s or Aristotle’s intellectualist one, it is a novel view that rests on the distinction between a moral subject (capable of acting for moral. Like any work of literature, there are numerous moral lessons that can be gleaned from a reading of Animal Farm.

No two readers will have the exact same interpretation of a book, so there are practically endless morals that can be identified withi.The Moral Animal is a very thought-provoking and interesting book. It answers, but mostly it just attempts to answer, so many questions about why Probably my favorite quote from this book comes from the chapter in which the author discusses whether or not we are truly moral animals/5.Can animals be persons?

To this question, scientific and philosophical consensus has taken the form of a resounding, 'No!' In this book, Mark Rowlands disagrees.

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