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Author Nordenfelt, Lennart, 1945-

Title Animal and human health and welfare : a comparative philosophical analysis / Lennart Nordenfelt.

Published Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., [2006]


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Physical description xii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-186) and index.
Contents I. Some theories of human health and welfare -- 1. An overview of historical conceptions of human health -- 2. A starting-point : two modern streams of philosophy of human health and disease -- 3. The place of evolutionary theory in the philosophy of health and welfare -- 4. Two classic theories of human welfare or happiness -- 5. A background to the analysis of welfare or quality of life in the human sciences -- 6. Some contemporary theories of human welfare or quality of life -- II. Theories of animal health and welfare -- 7. Ideas on animal health -- 8. Some examples of ideas on animal welfare -- 9. Biological theories of animal welfare -- 10. Theories of welfare, ethics and values -- 11. Theories of welfare in terms of subjective well-being -- 12. On animal minds : a digression -- 13. On quality of life in animals -- 14. The idea of welfare as fulfilment of preferences -- 15. Theories of welfare in terms of needs -- 16. Theories of welfare in terms of natural behaviour -- 17. On complex views of animal welfare -- 18. On conflicts between individual and systemic welfare -- 19. Welfare and time -- 20. Summing up the analysis -- III. A holistic approach to animal health and welfare -- 21. Towards a holistic theory of health in animal science -- 22. Towards a happiness theory of welfare in the animal context -- App. On Amartya Sen's theory of functionings and capabilities.
Summary "For many years scientists within human and animal science have extensively discussed the philosophy of medicine, but never have both sides communicated with each other on their concepts of health, quality of life and welfare. This book aims to help clarify the difficult but central notions of health and welfare by comparing the human and animal variants of these concepts."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Health -- Philosophy.
Medicine -- Philosophy.
Veterinary medicine -- Philosophy.
ISBN 1845930592 (alk. paper)
9781845930592 (alk. paper)