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    Book Symposium: Kevin Krein’s Philosophy and Nature Sports.Kevin Krein, Jim Parry, Irena Martínková, Gunnar Breivik & Rebekah Humphreys - 2022 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 17 (2):240-274.
    This is a book symposium on Kevin Krein’s Philosophy and Nature Sports. Gunnar Breivik, Jim Parry and Irena Martínková, and Rebekah Humphreys provide critical commentary on the text. The critical comments are followed by a response from Krein. The discussion covers a broad range of topics. These include the definition of “sport,” comparisons between nature sports and friluftsliv, the role of risk in nature sports, the experience of flow and the sublime in nature sports, and the understanding of nature. Krein (...)
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    Dignity and Its Violation Examined within the Context of Animal Ethics.Rebekah Humphreys - 2016 - Ethics and the Environment 21 (2):143-162.
    The word ‘dignity’ may be used in a presentational sense, for example, one might say “she presents herself with dignity”, or in a social sense, for example, one might say “she fulfilled her duty with dignity, or honour.” However, in this paper I will not be using ‘dignity’ in either of these senses. Rather, the sense of dignity I will be concerned with is one that is related to ideas about the value or worth of a being. This latter sense (...)
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    Justice and Non-Human Animals- Part II.Robin Attfield & Rebekah Humphreys - 2017 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 8 (1):44-57.
    It is widely held that moral obligations to non-human beings do not involve considerations of justice. For such a view, nonhuman interests are always prone to be trumped by human interests. Rawlsian contractarianism comprises an example of such a view. Through analysis of such theories, this essay highlights the problem of reconciling the claim that humans have obligations to non-humans with the claim that our treatment of the latter is not a matter of justice. We argue that if it is (...)
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    Justice and Non-Human Animals- Part I.Robin Attfield & Rebekah Humphreys - 2016 - Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 7 (3):1-11.
    It is widely held that moral obligations to non-human beings do not involve considerations of justice. For such a view, nonhuman interests are always prone to be trumped by human interests. Rawlsian contractarianism comprises an example of such a view. Through analysis of such theories, this essay highlights the problem of reconciling the claim that humans have obligations to non-humans with the claim that our treatment of the latter is not a matter of justice. We argue that if it is (...)
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  5. Game birds: The ethics of shooting birds for sport.Rebekah Humphreys - 2010 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 4 (1):52 – 65.
    This paper aims to provide an ethical assessment of the shooting of animals for sport. In particular, it discusses the use of partridges and pheasants for shooting. While opposition to hunting and shooting large wild mammals is strong, game birds have often taken a back seat in everyday animal welfare concerns. However, the practice of raising game birds for sport poses significant ethical issues. Most birds shot are raised in factory-farming conditions, and there is a considerable amount of evidence to (...)
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    The Argument from Existence, Blood-Sports, and 'Sport-Slaves'.Rebekah Humphreys - 2014 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (2):331-345.
    The argument from existence is often used as an attempted justification for our use of animals in commercial practices, and is often put forward by lay-persons and philosophers alike. This paper provides an analysis of the argument from existence primarily within the context of blood-sports (applying the argument to the example of game-birding), and in doing so addresses interesting and related issues concerning the distinction between having a life and living, or worthwhile life and mere existence, as well as issues (...)
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    A ‘Game’ Bird? On Why Hunting is Not a Game and Thus Not a Sport.Rebekah Humphreys - 2023 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 17 (4):432-442.
    This paper aims to provide a conceptual analysis of blood-sport as a concept. Through utilising a generalised notion of sport as well as the concept of fair-play, the objective will be to examine whether blood-sports are games and analyse to what extent, if any, blood-sports can be properly called ‘sports’. For the purposes of application and because of the sheer numbers of birds used in the sports-shooting industry, the paper will focus on a discussion of game-birding, but the findings will (...)
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    Ethics, zoonoses, and human-nonhuman conflict: Covid-19 and beyond.Rebekah Humphreys, Rhyddhi Chakraborty & Nithin Varghese - 2022 - Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics 22:69-74.
    While the causes of human-animal conflict are numerous, many are intertwined with food production systems and the wildlife trade. The emergence and spread of Covid-19 exemplify this. Indeed, the wildlife population in South Asian countries has seen an increase in the risk of both human and nonhuman death in recent months, and as the economy slows, the search for food and extra income will intensify, negatively impacting wildlife. This paper aims to address some of the ethical issues concerning our treatment (...)
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    No Title available: Reviews.Robin Attfield & Rebekah Humphreys - 2013 - Philosophy 88 (3):493-498.
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    Animal Thoughts on Factory Farms: Michael Leahy, Language and Awareness of Death.Rebekah Humphreys - 2008 - Between the Species 13 (8):2.
    The idea that language is necessary for thought and emotion is a dominant one in philosophy. Animals have taken the brunt of this idea, since it is widely held that language is exclusively human. Michael Leahy makes a case against the moral standing of factory-farmed animals based on such ideas. His approach is Wittgensteinian: understanding is a thought process that requires language, which animals do not possess. But he goes further than this and argues that certain factory farming methods do (...)
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    Critical examination of the moral status of animals, with particular reference to the practices of factory farming and animal experimentation.Rebekah Humphreys - unknown
    There is extensive literature that indicates animals suffer considerably in the practices of factory farming and animal experimentation. In the light of the evidence of this suffering there is an urgent need to answer the question whether our current use of animals is ever morally justifiable. The aim of this thesis is to provide a critical examination of the moral status of animals and of our treatment of animals in these practices. My objective is to assess whether these practices are (...)
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    Do Fish Feel Pain?Rebekah Humphreys - 2011 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 5 (2):178 - 182.
    Sport, Ethics and Philosophy, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 178-182, May 2011.
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    Personhood, Ethics and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare's Two-Level Utilitarianism. By Gary E. Varner. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, pp. xiv + 317. ISBN: 978-0199758784. [REVIEW]Robin Attfield & Rebekah Humphreys - 2013 - Philosophy 88 (3):493-498.
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