Between the Species is a peer-reviewed electronic journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the relationship between human beings and other animals. While most articles are ethical inquiries, others raise issues involving metaphysics, epistemology and other areas of philosophical investigation. Between the Species is an open access journal: users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of articles.
Call for Papers: A Special Issue of Between the Species in Honor of Tom Regan. Please submit papers related to Tom Regan's work directly to the website. (Deadline July 1.) Here are the submission guidelines. Please indicate that you would like your article to be considered for this special issue.
About our back issues
Many of the articles from the original print version of Between the Species (1985-1996) are available on this website in Volumes 1-12. Articles from the original print version with compound issue numbers, such as Vol. 10, Nos. 3-4, are compiled into the leading issue number, e.g., Vol. 10, Issue 3. Complete issues of the online journal from 2002 to 2010 inclusive are compiled in Volume 13.
Current Issue: Volume 19, Issue 1 (2016)We are delighted to be making available the largest issue of Between the Species to this point. The range of discussion is quite broad as well. There are three very fine articles that in very different ways deal with the ethics of human consumption of animal products. Two articles explore more social and political aspects of the animal issue, the implications of egalitarianism for animals, and a defense an animal welfare state. In addition, we have an interesting critical analysis of a particular way of defending animal experimentation. The challenging ethical problems of “rewilding” animals are examined in another excellent essay. This issue also includes five book reviews on recently published works related to animals and philosophy, as well as a poem. We have many new books available to be reviewed. If interested, please take a look at our ‘Books Received’ page.
Wild-But-Not-Too-Wild Animals: Challenging Goldilocks Standards in Rewilding
Erica von Essen and Michael P. Allen
Review of Slaves of Our Affection: the Myth of the Happy Pet