Evolution, Animal Suffering, and Ethics

A Response to Christopher Southgate

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Abstract

This chapter states the theological problem of evil posed by the evolutionary roots of animal suffering. It outlines two constrasting responses to that problem, one by Christopher Southgate and the other proposed by Neil Messer in an earlier essay. It offers a response to Southgate's criticisms of Messer's approach, and ends with some conclusions about human ethical responsibilities towards non-human animals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics
EditorsAndrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Chapter32
Pages337-346
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780429489846
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2018

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Messer, N. (2018). Evolution, Animal Suffering, and Ethics: A Response to Christopher Southgate. In A. Linzey, & C. Linzey (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics (pp. 337-346). Abingdon. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429489846
Messer, Neil. / Evolution, Animal Suffering, and Ethics : A Response to Christopher Southgate. The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics. editor / Andrew Linzey ; Clair Linzey. Abingdon, 2018. pp. 337-346
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