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Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?

Abstract

Why are humans so ignorant with regard to the fundamental gap between ethical claims and the status quo of the human-animal relationship? To answer this, we should include more psychological and sociological perspectives in our discussions.

Author Biography

Judith Benz-Schwarzburg is a Senior Researcher at the Unit for Ethics and Human-Animal Studies at the Messerli Research Institute, Vienna. She is PI of a research group on Morality in Animals. Her work focuses on socio-cognitive abilities in animals and their ethical relevance. Website

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