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.
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 17, Issue 1 (2014)The Summer 2014 issue of Between the Species addresses important theoretical issues that show how careful philosophical reflection about nonhuman animals can help clarify our notions of moral agency, equality, and the nature and scope of our obligations. In addition to these fine examples of philosophical argumentation, we include a work of fiction, “The King of the Meat Eaters,” by an anonymous author. All inquiries concerning this piece may be directed to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, this issue includes the first interview in the history of the journal. One of our Associate Editors, Angus Taylor, had the opportunity to interview Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlikca, whose book Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights is perhaps the most important work in the field in many years. Finally, this issue contains a book review of Lisa Kemmerer’s Animals and World Religions. I encourage our readers to take a look at our “Books Received” page to see if there is a book they would considering reviewing.
Nonhuman Animals: Not Necessarily Saints or Sinners
Cheryl E. Abbate
Shared Responsibility in a Multispecies Playground