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Sympathy and subjectivity

Carruthers, Peter (1999) Sympathy and subjectivity. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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This paper shows that even if the mental states of non-human animals lack phenomenological properties, as some accounts of mental-state consciousness imply, this need not prevent those states from being appropriate objects of sympathy and moral concern. The paper argues that the most basic form of mental (as opposed to biological) harm lies in the existence of thwarted agency, or thwarted desire, rather than in anything phenomenological.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:sympathy, subjectivity, animals, consciousness
Subjects:Philosophy > Ethics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:1204
Deposited By:Carruthers, Peter
Deposited On:11 Jan 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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