Philosophy Carnivals are compilations of blog posts. This one focuses on animals and philosophy. Plus, there's a section at the end on "everything else." Find out how to host a future carnival here and contact Richard Chappell if you're interested (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For your listening pleasure, The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens:
ANIMALS AND ETHICSpersons of the sea.
Richard writes an interesting post about Species and Cognitive Enhancement at Philosophy, et cetera.
Check out this post at Inhumanities for a continental perspective on the distinction between animal welfare and animal rights.
Ashok presents Briefly Noted: Xenophon, "Art of Horsemanship" posted at Rethink.
As for little tiny creatures, T presents Catenin Seahorse at Secret Lives of Proteins.
Ifat Glassman gets ultimate with What is ethics and why do we need it? posted at Psychology of Selfishness.
ANIMAL MINDS, ETHICS, GODPhilosophy of Brains.
Shriver made the same argument in a New York Times editorial last week; see criticism by Stephanie Ernst here. He defends himself in the comments.
I wrote about Shriver's proposal last fall--here and here. Some find it objectionable that Shriver wants animal advocates to be involved in reforming (as well as ending) factory farming. I defend "conscientious participation" in this post about lab vet Larry Carbone.
Is animal pain an impediment to theism? Alexander Pruss says no at Prosblogion. (And follows up with this.)
Outside philosophyville: here's a post about theism and animal pain from evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, who isn't impressed with the apologetics of journalist Andrew Sullivan.
If you don't understand consciousness, you can't understand any minds, whether "ours" or "theirs." Richard Brown presents Welcome and Opening Remarks « Consciousness Online posted at Consciousness Online.
Avery Archer discusses Rational Transitions and Hurley’s Monkey posted at The Space of Reasons.
GREEN AND GREENERPiles of Philosophy. In the same vein, Sheril Kirshenbaum asks "Time to Eat the Dog?" at a blog outside philosophyville.
Thom Brooks discusses endangered species in It's (almost) the end of the world as we know it at The Brooks Blog.
Mylan Engel promotes switching to a vegan diet as a New Year's Resolution at Animal Ethics.
Outside philosophyville, there's this about gradual dietary change from novelist Jonathan Safran Foer.
EVERYTHING ELSEMartin presents Does Mathematics Need New Directions? posted at Enigmania, with honorable animal-mention at the end!
Aaron Kenna presents Science, Induction, and the Positive Relevance View of Evidence and Andrew Brenner presents The Truth About Socrates both at Florida Student Philosophy Blog.
noah greenstein presents Genetic Drift and the Uncertainty Principle posted at Blog of Noah Greenstein.Special Relativity and the Bell Theorems posted at Soul Physics
Kevin lande presents Crane on the Intentionality of Emotions posted at Philosophengang - The Philosopher's Walk.
Wesley presents Theories of Pretense posted at Go Grue!.
Madeleine Flannagan presents Property Rights: Blackstone, Locke and the Legislative Scheme Part I posted at MandM
Jonathan Phillips presents Kant and Experimental Philosophy posted at Yeah, OK, But Still.