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  1. The Morality of Hunting.Robert W. Loftin - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (3):241-250.
    In recent years, philosophers have begun to devote serious attention to animal rights issues. Most of the attention has focused on factory farming and animal experimentation. While many of the arguments used to justify sport hunting are shown to be spurious, the paper defends sport hunting on utilitarian grounds. The loss of sport hunting would also mean the loss of a major political pressure group working for the benefit of wildlife through the preservation of habitat. Peter Singer argues that “the (...)
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    Roderick Frazier Nash: The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - 1990 - Environmental Ethics 12 (1):83-85.
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    Scientific Collecting.Robert W. Loftin - 1992 - Environmental Ethics 14 (3):253-264.
    Scientists often collect (kill) organisms in pursuit of human knowledge. When is such killing morally permissible? I explore this question with particular reference to ornithology and against the background of animal liberation ethics and a land ethic, especially Mary Anne Warren’s account that finds the two ethics complementary. I argue that the ethical theories offered provide insufficient guidance. As a step toward the resolution of this serious problem, I offer a set of criteria to determine when collecting is morally permissible.
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    The Morality of Hunting.Robert W. Loftin - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (3):241-250.
    In recent years, philosophers have begun to devote serious attention to animal rights issues. Most of the attention has focused on factory farming and animal experimentation. While many of the arguments used to justify sport hunting are shown to be spurious, the paper defends sport hunting on utilitarian grounds. The loss of sport hunting would also mean the loss of a major political pressure group working for the benefit of wildlife through the preservation of habitat. Peter Singer argues that “the (...)
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  5. An Inconsistency in Brandt's Ethical Theory.Robert W. Loftin - 1970 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 51 (4):486.
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    The Arrogance of Humanism.Robert W. Loftin - 1981 - Environmental Ethics 3 (2):173-176.
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    Eddins on the Covering-Law Model.Robert W. Loftin - 1971 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):91-92.
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    On Hempel's Rejection of Complete Verifiability.Robert W. Beard & Robert W. Loftin - 1974 - Philosophical Studies 25 (3):227 - 229.
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    Ron Baker: The American Hunting Myth.Robert W. Loftin - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (1):87-90.
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    Book Review of To Cherish All Life: A Buddhist View of Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - unknown
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    Discussion: Eddins on the Covering-Law Model.Robert W. Loftin - 1971 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 9 (1):91-92.
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    Comments on “On Animal Rights”.Robert W. Loftin - 1983 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 1 (3):83-85.
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    Some Logical Problems in Arthur Danto's Account of Explanation.Robert W. Loftin - 1975 - Philosophy Research Archives 1:168-180.
    In this paper we examine the theory of historical explanation presented by Arthur Danto in his book, Analytical Philosophy of History.Our thesis is that Danto is mistaken in his assertion that a phenomenon can be covered by a general law only insofar as we produce a description of it which contains no uneliminable particular designations of it. It is possible to cover such particular statements with general laws provided one can bridge the logical gap between the two types of sentence (...)
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    Psychical Distance and the Aesthetic Appreciation of Wilderness.Robert W. Loftin - 1986 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 3 (1):15-19.
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    Book Review. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - 1991 - Journal of Value Inquiry 25 (3):291-294.
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    The Arrogance of Humanism. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - 1981 - Environmental Ethics 3 (2):173-176.
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    Book Review of The Philosophy of Vegetarianism. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - unknown
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    The Medical Treatment of Wild Animals.Robert W. Loftin - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (3):231-239.
    The medical treatment of wild animals is an accepted practice in our society. Those who take it upon themselves to treat wildlife are well-intentioned and genuinely concerned about their charges. However, the doctoring of sick animals is of extremely limited value and for the most part based on biological illiteracy. It wastes scarce resources and diverts attention from more worthwhile goals. While it is not wrong to minister to wildlife, it is not right either. The person who refuses to do (...)
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    Planning an Undergraduate Philosophy Conference.Robert W. Loftin - 1973 - Metaphilosophy 4 (1):91–93.
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    Ron Baker: The American Hunting Myth. [REVIEW]Robert W. Loftin - 1987 - Environmental Ethics 9 (1):87-90.
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    The Medical Treatment of Wild Animals.Robert W. Loftin - 1985 - Environmental Ethics 7 (3):231-239.
    The medical treatment of wild animals is an accepted practice in our society. Those who take it upon themselves to treat wildlife are well-intentioned and genuinely concerned about their charges. However, the doctoring of sick animals is of extremely limited value and for the most part based on biological illiteracy. It wastes scarce resources and diverts attention from more worthwhile goals. While it is not wrong to minister to wildlife, it is not right either. The person who refuses to do (...)
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