Kant and Animals (Hardcover)
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This is the first edited collection devoted entirely to the question of the role of animals in the thought of Immanuel Kant. Though the topic is not one treated systematically in his work, mentions of animals occur throughout his corpus in relation to many of his central concerns. In this volume, a team of leading scholars address issues ranging over Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy, including questions regarding the possibility of objective representation and intentionality in animals, the role of animals in Kant's scientific picture of nature, the status of our moral responsibilities to animals' welfare, and more. It also includes chapters concerning contemporary questions relating to animals and Kantian ethics and metaethics, making a use of Kant's philosophy to help contend with one of the most crucial ethics issues facing us today.
About the Author
John J. Callanan, King's College London, Lucy Allais, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg John J. Callanan is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King's College London. His research focuses on Kant's theoretical and practical philosophy as well as various other Early Modern philosophers. Lucy Allais is Professor of Philosophy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Henry Allison Chair of the History of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. She has authored a book on Kant's transcendental idealism, Manifest Reality (Oxford, 2015), and a number of articles on Kant's theoretical philosophy, as well as papers on forgiveness and other topics in ethics.