How to be an Animal Liberationist and an Environmentalist - Frank Jankunis (Camosun College)

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The Philosophy Department Colloquium Series presents:

"How to be an Animal Liberationist and an Environmentalist"
Speaker:  Frank Jankunis (Camosun College)
Day/Date:  Friday, February 17, 2017
Time:  4:00 p.m.
Location:  C-640

Abstract:  Do moral agents have to choose between embracing environmentalism and embracing an animal liberation ethics?  Some influential accounts argue to the affirmative.  I criticize such accounts for inflating the significance of what turn out to be routine moral dilemmas characteristic of moral life.  I then take a step back to look at the assumptions motivating some of the influential discussion of the question.  Specifically, I implicate an understanding of the relationship between individuals and environments in influential accounts and explain why it is outdated.  I then propose an alternative account of that relationship which, I conclude, grounds prima facie duties to environments out of a moral concern for non-human animals.

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