New article “Cat got your tongue? Free speech, democracy and Australia’s ‘ag-gag’ laws” by Dr. Katharine Gelber & Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan (August 2020)

Dr. Katharine Gelber , Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Queensland, & Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan, lecturer in social policy at UNSW and host of the Knowing Animals podcast, published an article titled “Cat got your tongue? Free speech, democracy and Australia’s ‘ag-gag’ laws” in Australian Journal of Political Science. Abstract: In recent yearsContinue reading “New article “Cat got your tongue? Free speech, democracy and Australia’s ‘ag-gag’ laws” by Dr. Katharine Gelber & Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan (August 2020)”

Shira Shmuely publishes article on “Alfred Wallace’s Baby Orangutan: Game, Pet, Specimen”

Shira Shmuely, postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University (Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas), published an article, “Alfred Wallace’s Baby Orangutan: Game, Pet, Specimen,” in Journal of the History of Biology. Abstract: Alfred Russell Wallace’s The Malay Archipelago, published in 1869, is a classic text in natural history and theContinue reading “Shira Shmuely publishes article on “Alfred Wallace’s Baby Orangutan: Game, Pet, Specimen””

Saskia Stucki publishes article on “Towards a Theory of Legal Animal Rights: Simple and Fundamental Rights” (June 2020)

Saskia Stucki, Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute, published a paper Towards a Theory of Legal Animal Rights: Simple and Fundamental Rights in Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. Abstract: With legal animal rights on the horizon, there is a need for a more systematic theorisation of animal rights as legal rights. This article addressesContinue reading “Saskia Stucki publishes article on “Towards a Theory of Legal Animal Rights: Simple and Fundamental Rights” (June 2020)”

L. Syd Johnson publishes article “The Road Not Mapped: The Neuroethics Roadmap on Research with Nonhuman Primates” (July 2020)

L. Syd Johnson, Associate Professor of Philosophy & Bioethics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, published an article, “The Road Not Mapped: The Neuroethics Roadmap on Research with Nonhuman Primates,” in AJOB Neuroscience. Article abstract: We have arrived at an inflection point, a moment in history when the sentience, consciousness, intelligence, agency, and even the moralContinue reading “L. Syd Johnson publishes article “The Road Not Mapped: The Neuroethics Roadmap on Research with Nonhuman Primates” (July 2020)”

Rebecca Walker publishes article on “The Unfinished Business of Respect for Autonomy: Persons, Relationships, and Nonhuman Animals” (August 2020)

Rebecca Walker, professor of social medicine and professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill published an article titled “The Unfinished Business of Respect for Autonomy: Persons, Relationships, and Nonhuman Animals” in The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy: A Forum for Bioethics and Philosophy of Medicine. Article Abstract: This essay explores threeContinue reading “Rebecca Walker publishes article on “The Unfinished Business of Respect for Autonomy: Persons, Relationships, and Nonhuman Animals” (August 2020)”

Stephanie Marek Muller publishes paper on “Companion Cyborgs: Untethering Discourses About Wolf-Hybrids” in Environmental Communication (August 2020)

S. Marek Muller, a rhetorician and assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University, published her paper on “Companion Cyborgs: Untethering Discourses About Wolf-Hybrids” in Environmental Communication. Article Abstract: Wolf hybrids present a case study for deconstructing and critiquing how the nature/culture dualism permeates discourses about and constitutes human relationships with “wild” and “domestic” animals. In thisContinue reading “Stephanie Marek Muller publishes paper on “Companion Cyborgs: Untethering Discourses About Wolf-Hybrids” in Environmental Communication (August 2020)”

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)”