The IAI Academy is holding a free animal rights course that asks, do we radically misclassify animals?
The non-profit Institute of Art and Ideas in London recently launched the IAI Academy, a free, online educational platform. One course got our attention, so here are the details!
Do we radically misclassify animals? University of Miami Professor of Philosophy Mark Rowlands challenges the boundaries between humankind and animals as minds and moral agents alike.
About the Course
Professor Rowlands spent a decade living with a wolf and uses that experience to examine flaws in the study of animal morality and to examine the human/non-human animal relationship. Learn more at IAI TV.
Part One: The Minds of Others
From emotion to beliefs, how do we delve into the minds of animals? Do they explore ours?
Part Two: Rights for Life
What rights should animals have? Should their interests not be overridden by human concerns?
Part Three: Can Animals Be Moral?
Do animals act with compassion? If animals are moral, what would it mean for humanity?
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