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SSWI-288T Animals:Ethics and Representation

3 Credits

Debate is ongoing as to how we should behave towards animals and why. Is it wrong to eat them, or to test medicines on them? Can we do moral harm to animals or only physical harm? If we do think we have moral obligation toward animals, what is the ground for these obligations? In this class we will consider questions of ethics, mind, and representation in interrogation the relation between human and non-human animals.