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The Politicization of Animal Love
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2014-11-24)
Puritanism and Truthfulness in Iris Murdoch's Ethics
(Tennessee University Press, 2014-11)
In what follows I want to suggest, and to some extent argue, that Iris Murdoch’s understanding of puritanism is central to her ethic and that it constrains, or gives shape to, her account of truthfulness. But this does not ...
Scratching the Surface : The Ethics of Mining Helium-3
(International Academy of Astronautics, 2013)
Terrestrial mining is ethically problematic by virtue of its directly destructive impact and by virtue of its contribution to both the depletion of fossil fuels and (through the use of the latter) to the raising of C02 ...
(Acumen Publishing, 2011-11-23)
The Wrongness of Sex with Animals
For sexual purposes, animals are off limits. But if we regard attributions of species membership as unimportant in familiar ethical contexts, then it may be difficult to explain why this is the case. Someone who is unimpressed ...
Beyond Animal Rights : Food, Pets and Ethics
Suffering and Contentment
In what follows, I will focus primarily upon Iris Murdoch's philosophical texts and more occasionally draw from her novels. Section one will set out the marginalisation of contentment within the former and argue that Murdoch ...
Mortality and the Other
In this exploration of a broadly Heideggerian and a broadly Wittgensteinian view of the personal nature of mortality, I shall argue that (i) coming to grips with the personal nature of mortality requires a recognition of ...
The following paper sets out a view of humility that is derived from Iris Murdoch but which differs from a strict-Murdochian approach in two important respects. Firstly, any association with self-abnegation is removed; and ...