Animal minds : the empirical foundations of the interests of animals

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dc.contributor.author Bell, Mark Cameron. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-10T05:59:51Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-10T05:59:51Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008-04-10T05:59:51Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/547
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, I submit an empirical method for assessing the interests of non-human animals. This method involves attributing interests to animals on the basis of the choices they make between competing commodities/environments and by gauging the amount of energy they are willing to expend in acquiring these alternatives. Outfitted with consumer demand theory I argue that this method not only determines what an animal wants, it also reveals the commodities that the animal judges to be indispensable to its welfare. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Animal psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation in animals en_US
dc.title Animal minds : the empirical foundations of the interests of animals en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Woodcock, Scott Frederick. en_US
dc.degree.department Dept. of Philosophy en_US

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