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Animal Ethics, Animal Minds

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
Heather Browning
Academic year

Module overview

Human treatment of animals has always been a major ethical question, and one that is gaining increasing public attention. We use and interact with animals in a variety of contexts that can have a significant impact on their lives and wellbeing. This module examines the ethical and scientific philosophical issues raised in relation to animals. It considers, amongst other questions, what moral status animals have, how we can study their cognition and emotions, and what kinds of behaviour towards them might be justified.