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):
- "Abortion and Animal Rights: Does Either Topic Lead to the Other?" At What's Wrong? the not quite official blog of cu-boulder's center for values and social policy. Reprinted in this book!
- Review of Sherry Colb and Michael Dorf, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights, Notre Dame Philosophy Reviews, 2016.
- "The Ethics of Abortion," 1000 Word Philosophy, 2016 (also at The Philosophers' Magazine)
- “Tom Regan on ‘Kind’ Arguments against Animal Rights and for Human Rights” in The Moral Rights of Animals (Lexington Books, 2016)
- Basically, a follow up (and a much wiser one, he hopes!) to his 2004 "Carl Cohen's 'Kind' Arguments FOR Animal Rights and AGAINST Human Rights"
- "An Argument for Veganism," in Philosophy Comes to Dinner (Routledge, 2015)
- A shorter paper on similar themes: "Reasonable Humans and Animals: An Argument for Vegetarianism" (Between the Species)
- "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.
- Review of Jonathan Kahn, Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in the Post-Genomic Age, American Journal of Bioethics, 2015.
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.
Thank you for your work and your generosity. I found out about your work at the I Am Not An Animal conference in Atlanta. I'm writing to find out the approximate date that Making Moral Progress: A Moral Arguments Workbook will become available. Regards, Risa M MandellReplyDelete
Hi Risa, thank you for your note! I am not sure when that will all be available, but the book's page is here: http://www.MakingMoralProgress.com If there are any topics of special interest to you, I can point you to some of the materials I have developed about those topics. Thanks!Delete
I am a vegetarian but haven't really thought about animal ethics till I read this.ReplyDelete
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