Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ANTM111: Animal Ethics
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Alexander Badman-King (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module introduces students to the many ethical questions associated with human interaction with non-human living beings and things. The module will begin with a general introduction to ethics and its relationship with philosophy, incorporating perspectives from cognate disciplines (including anthropology) in such a way that both those with an existing knowledge of philosophy and those from unrelated backgrounds will gain a philosophical as well as interdisciplinary grounding. The module will have at its core the question of non-human animal personhood, what it might mean and what the consequences are of recognising other animals as persons. How should we understand the minds of other animals? Is it possible to consider personhood in other living things, such as plants? How are perceptions of nonhuman others formed and how do they inform subsequent actions and interactions with them?
THIS IS A DISTANCE LEARNING MODULE.
There are no pre-requisites for the module and it is recommended for interdisciplinary pathways.