Gary Varner: 'Pets, Companion Animals and Domesticated Partners: Ethics and Animal Companions'

2017-05-02 by

Pets, Companion Animals, and Domesticated Partners: Ethics and Animal Companions

Gary Varner is the author of Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare’s Two-Level Utilitarianism (Oxford University Press, 2012). In this presentation, he introduced stipulative definitions of terms “companion animal,” “domesticated partners” and “mere pet.” He will argue that the institution of pet-keeping is justifiable, but that the justification is stronger for companion animals than for mere pets, and that it is stronger for domesticated partners.

Gary Varner is a professor at Texas A&M University. His research interests include environmental ethics, philosophical questions related to animal rights and animal welfare, and R. M. Hare’s two-level utilitarianism.

Hosted by the UAA Department of Philosophy. For more information about this event, please contact professor Raymond Anthony at rxanthony@alaska.edu.



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'Author Meets Critics' with Professor Paul B. Thompson, Michigan State University

2017-04-18 by News, Sports, and Art

UAA Environmental Ethics student panelists Samuel Rice, Ben Mock, Molly Fenton, Nathan Burns and Angelina Klapperich host an evening with Professor Paul B. Thompson, author of From Field to Fork: Food Ethics for Everyone (Oxford University Press, 2015; North American Society for Social Philosophy 2015 Book Award Winner). Professor Thompson has been writing and researching food issues for more than 30 years, advising the food industry internationally and studying food from an ethical perspective. His text is the first comprehensive study to explore interconnections hidden deep within the wide range of ethical issues related to the production and consumption of food.

For more information, please contact Professor Raymond Anthony at rxanthony@alaska.edu.



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Philosopher Roger Ames on 'Confucian Role Ethics'

2014-03-31 by

Roger Ames, professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, was the keynote speaker at the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference held at UAA March 27-29, 2014. The conference was called “Living Ethically in the Global World.” The conference also marked the UAA Ethics Center’s Inaugural Convocation.

Professor Ames argues that relationships are universal and therefore provide an accessible, cross-cultural basis for making ethical determinations. Professor Ames is introduced here by Kristin Helweg-Hanson, professor of philosophy at UAA..

This keynote address was held in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium. The podcast was recorded Friday, March 28, 2014.



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John Hare lectures on 'God and Morality'

2013-04-22 by News, Sports, and Art

Can there be morality without God? Can human beings achieve goodness without grace? Can evil people be happy?
A lecture and discussion with John Hare, faculty at Yale Divinity School and author of “God and Morality.”
This lecture was part of the Eighth Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at UAA.
Recorded March 22, 2013.



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Dr. Casey Rentmeester: Climaxing Changes in Climate Change Thought

2012-11-13 by

Dr. Casey Rentmeester teaches in the Philosophy Dept. at UAA. At this event he highlights current changes in the field of environmental philosophy.

This podcast was sponsored by the UAA Campus Bookstore. It was recorded on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.



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