Weekly Round up, January 31, 2010
Instead of the usual list, this week has been all about interesting discussions.
- The first is the concept and usefulness of personhood. Scu has a posted on the history of the concept. Margaret Sommerville has an article arguing against personhood for animals. This article comes by way of A Thinking Reed, where Lee has two posts up responding, here and here. You might also want to check outhis post on corporate personhood. Mary Martin makes the argument that corporate personhood is bad for the personhood of non-human animals. Scu adds some comments to both of these discussions. Greg also writes a post on personhood. Meanwhile, H-net Animal has been having a discussion on personhood (click here and scroll to the bottom to follow the discussion).
- There has also been an interesting discussion on non-human ethics. Paul made the original post, following up on a discussion we were having about anti-correlationist thinking and the animal.Levi followed up by combining some of his earlier analysis on inhuman ethics with Paul’s post. That then generated an excellent discussion in comments (read them), Peter made some short comments on his blog (here and here), and then both Paul and Adrian followed up on stuff they had said in comments in full length blog posts, and of course Levi found the time to already respond. Scu followed up with some general concerns. Levi had fleshed his response here, Adrian responded again here, and Levi has also already responded here.
- Lastly, Craig has a post up on the concepts of ‘human’ and ‘animals’.