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Ethical Interventions in the Wild. An Annotated Bibliography

Daniel Dorado


The question of the disvalue suffered by animals in nature, that is, the problem of suffering and other harms suffered by animals in nature, has taken on a new relevance at present, becoming a matter of great practical importance, to be addressed in applied ethics. Taking this disvalue into account, several authors have examined its moral implications. This paper reviews the main literature that has dealt with those issues over the last years. It presents an annotated bibliography of principal works on this question. The existence of subsequent inclusion of essays in a collective work is indicated in the notes.

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Aikin, Scott. 2014. “Environmental Ethics and the Expanding Problem of Evil.” Think 13 (36): 33-39. doi: 10.1017/S1477175613000304. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9126036&fileId=S1477175613000304

Le Blanc, Jill. 2001. “A Mystical Response to Disvalue in Nature.” Philosophy Today 45 (3): 254-265. doi:10.5840/philtoday200145332. http://philpapers.org/rec/LEBAMR

Bonnardel, Yves. 1996. “Contre l’apartheid des espèces: À propos de la prédation et de l’opposition entre écologie et libération animale.” Les cahiers antispécistes 14. http://www.cahiers-antispecistes.org/spip.php?article103

———2005. “En finir avec l’idée de Nature, renouer avec l’éthique et la politique.” Les temps modernes 630-631: 107-121.

Buckland, William. 1837. Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology: Vol. I. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Blanchard.

Carlson, Allen. 1986. “Critical notice of Rolston, Philosophy Gone Wild.” Environmental Ethics 8 (2): 163-177.

Cheney, Jim. 1997. “Naturalizing the Problem of Evil.” Environmental Ethics 19 (3): 299-313. doi:10.5840/enviroethics199719317. http://www.pdcnet.org/pdc/bvdb.nsf/purchase?openform&fp=enviroethics&id=enviroethics_1997_0019_0003_0299_0313

Cunha, Luciano Carlos. 2011a. “Sobre danos naturais.” Ética más allá de la especie. http://masalladelaespecie.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/luciano-carlos-cunha-sobre-danos-naturais.pdf

———2011b. “O princípio da beneficência e os animais não-humanos: uma discussão sobre o problema da predação e outros danos naturais.” Ágora: Papeles de filosofía 30 (2): 99–131. http://hdl.handle.net/10347/7399

———2012. “Por que temos o dever de dar igual consideração aos animais não-humanos e as implicações práticas desse dever.” Educação e Cidadania 14. http://seer.uniritter.edu.br/index.php/educacaoecidadania/article/view/535

———2014a. “Sobre as diferenças entre anti-especismo e ecologismo.” Especismo não! 4 de abril. http://especismonao.net/sobre-as-diferencas-entre-anti-especismo-e-ecologismo/

———2014b. “O argumento da imposição como independente das conseqüências: versão especista.” Especismo não! 23 de abril. http://especismonao.net/o-argumento-da-imposicao-como-independente-das-consequencias-versao-especista/

Cunha, Luciano Carlos, and Gabriel Garmendia da Trindade. 2013. “Por que os danos naturais deveriam ser considerados como de igual importância moral?” Synesis 5 (1): 32-53. http://seer.ucp.br/seer/index.php?journal=synesis&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=278

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———2012. “Una aproximación bibliográfica al problema del mal en la naturaleza.” Revista de Bioética y Derecho 26: 55-59. http://www.ub.edu/fildt/revista/pdf/rbyd26_animal.pdf

Everett, Jennifer. 2001. “Environmental Ethics, Animal Welfarism, and the Problem of Predation: A Bambi Lover’s Respect for Nature.” Ethics and the Environment 6 (1): 42-67. doi:10.1353/een.2001.0005.http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/ethics_and_the_environment/summary/v006/6.1everett.html

Faria, Catia. 2011. “Sobre o bem de tudo e de todos: a conjunção impossível entre ambientalismo e libertação animal.” Ágora: Papeles de filosofía 30 (2): 27-41. http://hdl.handle.net/10347/7392

———2012. “Muerte entre las flores: el conflicto entre el ecologismo y la defensa de los animales no humanos.” Viento Sur 125: 67-76. https://www.academia.edu/4657939/Muerte_entre_las_flores_el_conflicto_entre_el_ecologismo_y_la_defensa_de_los_animales_no_humanos

Gompertz, Lewis. 1852. Fragments in Defence of Animals, and Essays on Morals, Soul, and Future State; from the Author’s Contributions to the Animals’ Friend Society’s Periodical, and his Letters to Dr. Forster; with a Sketch of the Society; and Original Matter. London: W. Horsell.

———[1824] 1992. Moral Inquiries on the Situation of Man and of Brutes. Fontwell: Centaur.

Gruen, Lori. 2011. Ethics and Animals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Horta, Oscar. 2007. “Tomándonos en serio la consideración moral de los animales: más allá del especismo y el ecologismo.” In De animales y hombres: studia philosophica, edited by Asunción Herrero Guevara, 191-226. Oviedo: Biblioteca Nueva.

———2011. “La cuestión del mal natural: bases evolutivas de la prevalencia del desvalor.” Ágora: Papeles de filosofia 30 (2): 57–75. http://hdl.handle.net/10347/7395

———2013b. “Desvalor en la naturaleza e intervención.” Ecosofía 1: 29-36. http://dspace.usc.es/bitstream/10347/7395/1/59-77.pdf

———2014. “Por qué defender a los animales es cuestión de justicia.” Ética más allá de la especie 21/07. https://masalladelaespecie.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/defender-animales-cuestion-justicia.pdf

Laporte, Philippe. 2000. “L’écologisme, un défi pour l’antispécisme?” Les cahiers antispécistes 18. http://www.cahiers-antispecistes.org/spip.php?article147

Longueira Monelos, Ángel. 2011. “El sufrimiento animal y la extinción.” Ágora: Papeles de filosofía 30 (2): 43-56. http://hdl.handle.net/10347/7394

de Lora Deltoro, Pablo. 2007. “Los animales y el gobierno de la naturaleza”. In De animales y hombres: Studia Philosophica, edited by Asunción Herrero Guevara, 97-116. Oviedo: Biblioteca Nueva.

McMahan, Jeff. 2010a. “The Meat Eaters.” The New York Times 19 September. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/the-meat-eaters/

———2010b. “Predators: A Response.” The New York Times 28 September. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/predators-a-response/

Mill, John Stuart. [1874] 1958. Nature, and Utility of Religion. New York: Liberal Arts.

Nozick, Robert. [1974] 2013. Anarchy, State, and Utopia. New York: Basic Books.

Pearce, David. 2009. “Reprogramming Predators: Blueprint for a Cruelty-Free World.” Hedweb. http://www.hedweb.com/abolitionist-project/reprogramming-predators.html

———2012. “A Welfare State For Elephants?: A Case Study of Compassionate Stewardship.” Hedweb. http://www.hedweb.com/abolitionist-project/elephantcare.html

———2013. “The Antispeciesist Revolution.” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Jul 26. http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pearce20130726

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Tomasik, Brian. 2009a. “The Predominance of Wild-Animal Suffering over Happiness: An Open Problem.” Essays on Reducing Suffering. http://reducing-suffering.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/wild-animals_2015-02-28.pdf

———2009b. “The Importance of Wild-Animal Suffering.” Foundational Research Institute. Last modified 2015 January 16. http://foundational-research.org/publications/importance-of-wild-animal-suffering

———2013. “Intention-Based Moral Reactions Distort Intuitions about Wild Animals.” Essays on Reducing Suffering. Last modified 6 Nov. http://reducing-suffering.org/intention-based-moral-reactions-distort-intuitions-about-wild-animals/

Torres Aldave, Mikel. 2009. “Capacidades y derechos de los animales: argumentos a favor de la teoría de M. C. Nussbaum.” DILEMATA. http://www.dilemata.net/revista/index.php/dilemata/article/view/3/3

———2011. “De lobos y ovejas: ¿les debemos algo a los animales salvajes?” Ágora: Papeles de filosofía 30 (2): 77-98. http://hdl.handle.net/10347/7397

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/rela-2015-002-dora

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