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    Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: Ethics and the Environment at 25
    Ethics and the Environment 25 (1): 3. 2020.
    Twenty-five years ago, when Ethics and the Environment launched, I remember having engaging conversations with the late founding editor, Victoria Davion, about just how important feminist thinking was to ethical explorations of our vexed relationships with the more than human world. She promised to promote feminist philosophical scholarship in this journal and she kept that promise. Although I'm quite skeptical of "metrics" I did a search on the term "feminism" in the three prominent journals th…Read more
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    Incarceration, Liberty, and Dignity
    In Andrew Linzey & Clair Linzey (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan Uk. pp. 153-163. 2018.
    Currently an unprecedented number of individuals live in captivity. There has been an increase in attention to the harms of human bondage and confinement, and the harms of captivity for non-human animals is beginning to come into sharper view. Those who do focus on other animals in captivity have tended to focused on pain, suffering, and killing with much less attention to the potentially devastating effects of denying liberty. Incaceration does cause physical and psychological harm, but it also…Read more
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    Entangled Empathy
    with Alan Wayne
    The Harvard Review of Philosophy 25 21-35. 2018.
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    More Risky Than Radical
    American Journal of Bioethics 18 (10): 45-47. 2018.
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    Death as a Social Harm
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 52 (S1): 53-65. 2014.
    Lately there has been increased attention to the philosophical issues that death raises, but the focus remains individualistic. Death is philosophically puzzling. Death is thought to be bad for the individual who dies, but there is no one there to experience death as a harm. In this paper I argue that the harm of death is a social harm. Of course, social relationships are fundamentally changed when any member of a social group dies. Death is harmful for those left behind. The problem is not just…Read more
  • Theories of Value and Environmental Ethics
    Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder. 1994.
    As knowledge about the devastating consequences of human action on the environment grows, so does the urgency of finding answers to questions about how we ought to think about and act toward the natural world. Over the last twenty-five years, philosophers have attempted to develop an environmental ethic that can answer these questions. The most common articulations of environmental ethics set out to establish the value of nature beyond its mere usefulness to humans, a value referred to in the li…Read more
  • Singer
    In Christopher Belshaw & Gary Kemp (eds.), 12 Modern Philosophers, Wiley-blackwell. 2009.
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    Introduction: Ethics and stem cell research
    with Laura Grabel
    Metaphilosophy 38 (2-3). 2007.
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    Establishing that nature has intrinsic value has been the primary goal of environmental philosophers. This goal has generated tremendous confusion. Part of the confusion stems from a conflation of two quite distinct concerns. The first concern is with establishing the moral considerability of the natural world which is captured by what I call "intrinsic value p ." The second concern attempts to address a perceived problem with the way nature has traditionally been valued, or as many environmenta…Read more
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    Eggs on the Market
    Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine 3 (4): 227-236. 2012.
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    Biomedical and environmental ethics alliance: Common causes and grounds (review)
    Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6 (4): 457-466. 2009.
    In the late 1960s Van Rensselaer Potter, a biochemist and cancer researcher, thought that our survival was threatened by the domination of military policy makers and producers of material goods ignorant of biology. He called for a new field of Bioethics—“a science of survival.” Bioethics did develop, but with a narrower focus on medical ethics. Recently there have been attempts to broaden that focus to bring biomedical ethics together with environmental ethics. Though the two have many differenc…Read more
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    The End of Chimpanzee Research
    Hastings Center Report 46 (4). 2016.
    In June 2010, Rosie, a descendant of the chimpanzees sent into space, and thirteen others were shipped from New Mexico to a laboratory in Texas for possible use in hepatitis research. They were to be the first group of approximately two hundred chimpanzees to be reintroduced to invasive research. These chimpanzees had been in semiretirement for a decade after being removed from an enormous laboratory that was in egregious violation of the Animal Welfare Act. I, along with many bioethicists, scie…Read more
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    Reflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 1994.
    The first anthology to highlight the problems of environmental justice and sustainable development, Reflecting on Nature provides a multicultural perspective on questions of environmental concern, featuring contributions from feminist and minority scholars and scholars from developing countries. Selections examine immediate global needs, addressing some of the most crucial problems we now face: biodiversity loss, the meaning and significance of wilderness, population and overconsumption, and the…Read more
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    Oocytes for sale?
    Metaphilosophy 38 (2-3). 2007.
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    Ethics and Animals: An Introduction
    Cambridge University Press. 2011.
    In this comprehensive introduction to animal ethics, Lori Gruen weaves together poignant and provocative case studies with discussions of ethical theory, urging readers to engage critically and empathetically reflect on our treatment of other animals. In clear and accessible language, Gruen provides a survey of the issues central to human-animal relations and a reasoned new perspective on current key debates in the field. She analyses and explains a range of theoretical positions and poses chall…Read more
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    Another Bridge to Cross
    Between the Species 9 (2): 12. 1993.
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    Re-valuing nature
    In Earl R. Winkler & Jerrold R. Coombs (eds.), Applied Ethics: A Reader, Blackwell. pp. 293--312. 1993.
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    with Kari Weil, Kelly Oliver, Traci Warkentin, Stephanie Jenkins, Carrie Rohman, Emily Clark, and Greta Gaard
    Hypatia 27 (3): 492-526. 2012.
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    Commentary on: “There is no such thing as environmental ethics” (p.A. Vesilind)
    Science and Engineering Ethics 2 (3): 325-327. 1996.
    Vesilind, P.A. There Is No Such Thing As Environmental Ethics,Science and Engineering Ethics 2:307–318.Dr. Gruen is Co-editor ofReflecting on Nature: Readings in Environmental Philosophy and has published on the topics of animals, ethies, and the environment
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    The Ethics of Captivity (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2014.
    Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address these issues in fifteen new essays.