Carrie Figdor publishes paper on “The psychological speciesism of humanism.” (June 2020)

Professor of philosophy Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa) published an article, “The Psychological Speciesism of Humanism,” in Phil Studies. Abstract: Humanists argue for assigning the highest moral status to all humans over any non-humans directly or indirectly on the basis of uniquely superior human cognitive abilities. They may also claim that humanism is the strongestContinue reading “Carrie Figdor publishes paper on “The psychological speciesism of humanism.” (June 2020)”

New work from Angie Pepper on “Political Agency in Humans and Other Animals” (July 2020)

Angie Pepper, Lecturer in Philosophy at University of Birmingham, published her paper “Political Agency in Humans and Other Animals” in Contemporary Political Theory. Abstract: In virtue of their capacity for political agency, political agents can possess special rights, powers, and responsibilities, such as rights to political participation and freedom of speech. Traditionally, political theorists have assumed thatContinue reading “New work from Angie Pepper on “Political Agency in Humans and Other Animals” (July 2020)”