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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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    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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    On the oppression of women and animals
    Environmental Ethics 18 (4): 441-444. 1996.
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    This special issue marks the culmination of Hypatia's twenty-fifth anniversary year. We kicked off the celebration of Hypatia's quarter century as an autonomous journal with a conference, "Feminist Legacies/Feminist Futures," which drew close to 150 attendees—a capacity crowd, and more than twice what we'd expected in the planning stages! The conference provided an opportunity to reflect on how Hypatia came to be and how it has shaped feminist philosophy.
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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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    Introduction: Ethics and stem cell research
    with Laura Grabel
    Metaphilosophy 38 (2-3). 2007.
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    Commentary on the Future of Environmental Philosophy
    with Robert Frodeman, Dale Jamieson, J. Baird Callicott, and Stephen M. Gardiner
    Ethics and the Environment 12 (2): 117-150. 2007.
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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
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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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    Changing Values: A Commentary on Hall
    with William Johnston and Clement Loo
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 16 (2). 2013.
    We think Hall (2013) is correct in arguing that the environmental movement needs a stronger narrative and believe that such a narrative requires significant nuance. Hall rightly recognizes the importance of appropriately framing the current narratives appealed to by the environmental movement. They are too simplistic and, as such, misleading. The optimistic frames tend to ignore the real losses people experience in trying to live greener lifestyles. The ‘doom and gloom’ frames are apt to foster …Read more
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    Oocytes for sale?
    Metaphilosophy 38 (2-3). 2007.
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    Entangled Empathy
    with Alan Wayne
    The Harvard Review of Philosophy 25 21-35. 2018.
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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.
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    Sex, Morality, and the Law (edited book)
    Routledge. 1996.
    Sex, Morality, and the Law combines legal and philosophical arguments to focus on six controversial topics; homosexual sex, prostitution, pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Suitable for use in several disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels, this anthology includes critical court decisions and essays representing a diversity of conservative, liberal, and feminist positions
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    Introduction
    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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    Invited symposium: Feminists encountering animals
    with Kari Weil, Kelly Oliver, Traci Warkentin, Stephanie Jenkins, Carrie Rohman, Emily Clark, and Greta Gaard
    Hypatia 27 (3). 2012.
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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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    On the Oppression of Women and Animals
    Environmental Ethics 18 (4): 441-444. 1996.
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    More Risky Than Radical
    American Journal of Bioethics 18 (10): 45-47. 2018.