Volume 18, Issue 1 (2015)In this issue of Between the Species, Joel Marks explores ways in which language itself promotes the domination of nonhuman animals. Matthew Altman examines ways in which anthropocentric biases color research on animal cognition and offers a potential remedy to such biases. Standard Utilitarian or deontological theoretical bases for animal ethics are rejected by Robert M. Causey, who suggests a Humean approach to these issues. Finally, Chelsea Haramia argues against the practice of breeding pedigreed animals. The issue also contains five book reviews on contemporary philosophical works on animals, a short story by Josephine Donovan, and some poetry by Mary de la Valette.
Decentering Anthropocentrisms: A Functional Approach to Animal Minds
Matthew C. Altman
Fellow Creatures: The Humean Case for Animal Ethics
Robert M. Causey
Why We Should Stop Creating Pets with Lives Worth Living