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TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Introduction Anthropocentrism Critiques of Anthropocentrism Biocentric Egalitarianism The Fallacy of Contemporary Biocentric Egalitarianism Hunting and Fishing as a Test Case Strategies for Reading: Advice for Nonphilosophers An Overview Part I: RESPECT: Finding Out What It Means... The Challenge of Animal Rights and Animal Liberation Philosophy Introduction Not as "Means to Our Ends" "Respect" in Animal Liberation/Rights Theory Kant's Concept of "Respect" Respect and Mythic Reciprocity Respect as Congruence Thinking about Hunting Part II: Albert Schweitzer: The Principle of Reverence for Life Chapter 1 Albert Schweitzer's Philosophy of Reverence for Life Introduction Schweitzer and the Crisis of Culture Schweitzer and Life-Philosophy a. Schopenhauer b. Nietzsche c. Fouillée and Guyau Schweitzer's Life-Philosophy: Reverence for Life as the Rational Mysticism of Reality Reverence for Animal Life Subjectivity and Necessity: Against Relativism in Ethics Guilt The Sermons on Reverence for Life of 1919 Schweitzer and Animal Welfare Hunting and Reverence for Life Chapter 2 Critical Examination of Schweitzer's Ethics of Reverence for Life Introduction Schweitzer and Nietzsche: Forms of Affirmation The Problem of Schweitzer's "Mysticism of Reality" Questions about Hunting Part III: Paul Taylor: The Ethics of Respect for Nature Chapter 1 The Biocentric Ethics of Paul Taylor Introduction Taylor's Ethics of Respect for Nature a. The Attitude of Respect for Nature b. The Biocentric Outlook on Nature c. The System of Rules and Standards The Upshot: The Ethical Ideal of Harmony Chapter 2 Critical Analysis of Taylor's Philosophy of Respect for Nature Taylor's Ideal of Harmony: Environmental Stoicism The Centrality of Interdependence Interdependence and Respect Interdependence as Meaning--Paul Shepard Taylor's Existential Appeal--The Exigency of Disengagement Taylor's Rule of Fidelity and Hunting An Ethic of Purity? Conclusion Part IV: Respect for Nature and Biocentric Anthropocentrism Chapter 1 Biocentric Anthropocentrism Introduction Anthropocentrism Revisited: The Case for Biocentric Anthropocentrism Nature and Culture Respect for Nature and Ecofeminist Vegetarianism Respect and Affirmation Speciesism Revisited Chapter 2 Toward a Philosophy of the Hunt Hunting and Human Superiority Guilt and Remorse Hunting Vs. Photography, Bird Watching, Berry Picking, etc. "Zap-and-Release" Vs. Fair Chase Respect as Gratitude Part V: The Ethics of Catch and Release Fishing Chapter I: Fishing for Fish VS. Fishing for Pleasure--A. A. Luce and the Ethics of Catch and Release Fishing Chapter II: The Practice of Catch and Release Fishing Catch and Release--The Historical Context Cruelty Revisited--The Scientific Perspective Fishing the Lifeworld Presence and Release Reverberations Appendix: Faith, Reason, and Animal Welfare Bibliography Index 5
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Animal welfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.