Sunday, September 19, 2010

Recent Scholarship on the Question of Animal Desires

An excellent 2006 doctoral dissertation on the question of animal consciousness/interests/desires. R. Frey, dissertation director; T. Regan, committee member:

http://etd.ohiolink.edu/send-pdf.cgi?bgsu1142895795

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  1. Interesting. I'll have to read past the abstract, but to judge by that it is fairly conventional Regan-esque reasoning, with the salutary addition of an explicit concern for thresholds of ability and consequent moral standing. Taken seriously, this could open the conversation to the full range of incremental value among animals.

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