Nathan Nobis

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Nathan Nobis writes:

I received a grant that enabled me to work on and complete an open access introductory (text)book entitled Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights (Open Philosophy Press, 2016). This globally and freely available e-book, and low cost paperback, introduces the main philosophical arguments about animal rights, including Tom Regan’s arguments, and their implications for practical concerns about the treatment of animals. The book grew out of a course that used Professor Regan’s Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights, and other writings, as primary readings.

In collaboration with Scott McElreath, Nathan produced Making Moral Progress: An Ethical Arguments Workbook, which is “a novel introductory textbook in that it begins with readers’ own experiences, their own observations and arguments about moral issues, and applies basic formal logic to evaluate those arguments, before moving on to discuss professional philosophers’ perspectives on the issues.”

Nathan is a Professor of Philosophy at Morehouse College and he recently published Thinking Critically Abortion with Kristina Grob.