Nathan Nobis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. He has taught courses, given lectures and published articles and chapters on a wide variety of topics concerning ethics and animals, bioethics, ethical theory and other topics in philosophy. He is an editor of 1000-Word Philosophy: An Introductory Anthology. His web page is at www.NathanNobis.com
Animals & Ethics 101 is not an "argumentative" book, in that no positions on the issues are argued for or advocated. Here are some of his recent argumentative publications, however (and more are here):
- "The harmful, nontherapeutic use of animals in research is morally wrong," American Journal of Medical Science. 2011 Oct; 342 (4):297-304.
- A 500 word paper on animal research, 2016.
He is currently at work on a (text)book entitled Making Moral Progress: A Moral Arguments Workbook. This book evaluates moral arguments using basic formal logic and starts with "everyday arguments," what people often say about the issues, before moving on to arguments developed by philosophers. The book will be useful for a variety of audiences and contexts. Like this book, it will be an open access book, freely available to all electronically, as well as a low-cost paperback.