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Advances in Neuroethics

Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals

Editors: Johnson, L Syd M, Fenton, Andrew, Shriver, Adam (Eds.)

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  • First neuroethics book devoted exclusively to nonhuman animals
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  • This volume gathers a robustly transdisciplinary and interdiscliplinary group of authors from philosophy, neuroethics, animal studies, neuroscience, ethology, bioethics
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  • The book will contain divergent ethical perspectives, from experts in their respective fields, that promise to enrich debates concerning the scientific use of nonhuman animals. This adds to the book’s educational utility for students, who will be able to consider different viewpoints on controversial issues
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This edited volume represents a unique addition to the available literature on animal ethics, animal studies, and neuroethics. Its goal is to expand discussions on animal ethics and neuroethics by weaving together different threads: philosophy of mind and animal minds, neuroscientific study of animal minds, and animal ethics.

Neuroethical questions concerning animals’ moral status, animal minds and consciousness, animal pain, and the adequacy of animal models for neuropsychiatric disease have long been topics of debate in philosophy and ethics, and more recently also in neuroscientific research. The book presents a transdisciplinary blend of voices, underscoring different perspectives on the broad questions of how neuroscience can contribute to our understanding of nonhuman minds, and on debates over the moral status of nonhuman animals. All chapters were written by outstanding scholars in philosophy, neuroscience, animal behavior, biology, neuroethics, and bioethics, and cover a range of issues and species/taxa.

Given its scope, the book will appeal to scientists and students interested in the debate on animal ethics, while also offering an important resource for future researchers.

Chapter 13 is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

About the authors

L. Syd M Johnson, PhD, is Associate Professor at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is a member of the Neuroethics Division of the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative, co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, and co-founder of the Animal Bioethics Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities.

Andrew Fenton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University. He has numerous journal articles on animal neuroethics and animal research ethics, as well as chapters in books such as The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics and The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds. He coordinates the interdisciplinary and transinstitutional Halifax Animal Studies Group in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Adam Shriver is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford.  He  has published articles at the intersection of animal ethics and the neurosciences in journals such as Philosophical Psychology, Neuroethics, The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and The Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. Adam co-organized a pre-conference workshop on Animals and Neuroethics for the 2009 Society for Philosophy and Psychology annual meeting, organized a 2016 workshop on Animal Research Neuroethics at the University of Pennsylvania with funding from the Alternatives Research Development Foundation, and is editing a special issue on bioethics of the International Laboratory Animal Research journal.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Introduction to Animal Neuroethics: What and Why?

    Pages 1-13

    Johnson, L. Syd M

  • Sentience and Consciousness as Bases for Attributing Interests and Moral Status: Considering the Evidence and Speculating Slightly Beyond

    Pages 17-31

    DeGrazia, David

  • The Human Challenge in Understanding Animal Cognition

    Pages 33-51

    Boesch, Christophe

  • Mental Capacities of Fishes

    Pages 53-71

    Sneddon, Lynne U. (et al.)

  • Bovine Prospection, the Mesocorticolimbic Pathways, and Neuroethics: Is a Cow’s Future Like Ours?

    Pages 73-97

    Comstock, Gary

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals
Editors
  • L Syd M Johnson
  • Andrew Fenton
  • Adam Shriver
Series Title
Advances in Neuroethics
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31011-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31011-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31010-3
Series ISSN
2522-5677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 310
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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