Brute Science: Dilemmas of Animal Experimentation

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Science - 286 pages
Brute Science investigates whether biomedical research using animals is, in fact, scientifically justified.
Hugh LaFollette and Niall Shanks examine the issues in scientific terms using the models that scientists themselves use. They argue that we need to reassess our use of animals and, indeed, rethink the standard positions in the debate.
 

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Contents

THE PRIMAFACIE CASES
3
THE PROBLEMS OF RELEVANCE
19
THE FOUNDER OF
35
THE CURRENT PARADIGM
54
SPECIES AND SPECIES
72
THE WIDENING SYNTHESIS
87
THE EMPIRICAL
119
WEAK MODELS
139
IT JUST
160
BASIC RESEARCH
193
THE MORAL DEBATE IN HISTORICAL
209
THE DEONTOLOGICAL
227
CONCLUSION
262
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Hugh LaFollette is Professor of Philosophy at East Tennessee State University; he is the author of Personal Relationships: Love, Identity, and Morality (1995) and editor of Ethics in Practice: An Anthology ( 1996). Niall Shanks is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at East Tennessee State University.

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