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

Abstract

Chapman & Huffman propose that dropping the categorical distinction between human and nonhuman animals may reduce the atrocious acts of humans towards nonhuman animals, but will it? Taking Darwinism seriously means accepting physical and behavioral continuity across species, including the capacity to feel pain.

Author Biography

Carsta Simon, Associate Professor, University of Agder, Norway, works on the philosophy of behavior analysis and evolutionary theory. She also studies adult human behavior experimentally in a natural science framework. Website

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