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Animals

| Winter, 2013
Nim2

Works of art that engage us, directing our sense of what is important and inviting us to see the world in a new way, are sometimes described as appealing to “moral imagination.” These works are often employed in animal advocacy, …

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| Winter, 2013
koi-fish

During a stop on a cross-country drive this year, I watched a crowd of long, pale fish erupt from the surface of the Lost Sea, the hemisphere’s largest underground lake. They were rainbowless rainbow trout, and a young boatman was …

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| Winter, 2013
keenleysideanimals

This symposium opens with a provocation: What are animals for? The question almost solicits its own rejection, invoking as it does one of the central tenets of much animal advocacy: animals are not for anything, and they ought to be …

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| Winter, 2013

I didn’t know it at the time, of course, but the older sister who directed most of my childhood games was a future novelist. A special incantation transported us to Fairyland, where the rooms of our house became the chambers …

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| Winter, 2013
Klinepool2

Every year, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services releases data on the number of animals killed at the Commonwealth’s animal shelters, including the facility operated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), located in Norfolk, Virginia. …

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| Winter, 2013
Katie Kline Shark

What sorts of philosophical problems do we face because of the existence of non-human animals? Most humane people would agree that their existence presents us with some moral and legal quandaries. And recently, but only recently, philosophers have taken a …

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