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Irina Mikhalevich and Russell Powell, Minds without spines: Evolutionarily inclusive animal ethics

Abstract

We agree with Mikhalevich & Powell but take issue with their criteria for attributing sentience. This problem is connected with difficult issues concerning moral comparisons and evaluating moral decisions when interspecific moral interests conflict.

Author Biography

Patrick Forber , Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, has published extensively in philosophy and biology journals about evidence, adaptationism, game theory, and social behavior. Website

Robert C. Jones, Associate Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Dominguez Hills, co-author of Chimpanzee Rights (Routledge 2018), has published on animal ethics, animal cognition and food ethics and has given over fifty talks on animal rights. Website

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