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Animal and human health and welfare: a comparative philosophical analysis.

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Description

For many years, scientists within human and animal science have extensively studied the philosophy of medicine, but never have both sides communicated with each other on the concepts of health, quality of life and welfare. This book aims to help clarify the difficult but central notions of health and welfare by comparing the human and animal variants of these concepts. Split into three parts, this book starts by presenting a background of some of the major theories of human health and welfare, among these are bio-statistical theory, classical theories such as Aristotle and Bentham, as well as objectivist and subjectivist contemporary theories. This is followed by a detailed discussion of theories on animal welfare and health; these include coping, feeling and preference theories. The final part of the book tests a comprehensive conceptual framework of a holistic kind, which focuses on the individual's ability to achieve their vital goals. This book will be of significant interest to students, researchers and debaters of animal ethics and welfare.

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Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) An overview of historical conceptions of human health. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 10) A starting-point: two modern streams of philosophy of human health and disease. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 18) The place of evolutionary theory in the philosophy of health and welfare. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 24) Two classic theories of human welfare or happiness. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 34) A background to the analysis of welfare or quality of life in the human sciences. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 38) Some contemporary theories of human welfare or quality of life. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 47) Ideas on animal health. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 52) Some examples of ideas on animal welfare. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 54) Biological theories of animal welfare. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 71) Theories of welfare, ethics and values. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 75) Theories of welfare in terms of subjective well-being. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 79) On animal minds: a digression. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 98) On quality of life in animals. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 103) The idea of welfare as fulfillment of preferences. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 107) Theories of welfare in terms of needs. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 114) Theories of welfare in terms of natural behaviour. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 120) On complex views of animal welfare. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 131) On conflicts between individual and systemic welfare. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 134) Welfare and time. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 136) Summing up the analysis. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 143) Towards a holistic theory of health in animal science. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 159) Towards a happiness theory of welfare in the animal context. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 172) On Amartya Sen's theory of functionings and capabilities. Author(s): Nordenfelt, L.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Health and Society, Link√∂ping University, SE-58183 Link√∂ping, Sweden.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9781845930592
  • Record Number
  • 20063156154