Subhuman the moral psychology of human attitudes to animals published september 25 2018 there is adaptive pressure that favors a negative evaluative attitude towards animals however there are benefits to having certain relationships with certain animals domestication and pet keeping were adaptive for our ancestors and so we can . This book provides an account of the moral psychology behind our attitudes to animals its main thesis is that behind both our positive and negative attitudes to animals is an underlying concern that animals pose a threat to our humanness the book takes an interdisciplinary approach drawing from research in philosophy neuroscience psychology law history sociology economics and . Evolved attitudes to animals dehumanizing animals dehumanization and mentalizing animals diagnosing moral failures psychological plausibility for animal ethics animals and the expanding moral circle managing moral psychology for animal ethics. Subhuman the moral psychology of human attitudes to animals tj kasperbauer outlines an innovative approach to our moral obligations towards animals by exploring the psychological obstacles humans face in meeting ethical demands provides the first systematic account of the moral psychology behind human attitudes toward animals. The foundations of our moral attitudes to animals are more complex than many may appreciate subhuman takes an interdisciplinary approach to these questions drawing from research in philosophy neuroscience psychology law history sociology economics and anthropology to unearth surprising revelations about human relationships with animals
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