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Publications on ANIMAL ETHICS

by Joel Marks

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
University of New Haven

Bioethics Center Scholar
Yale University

note: The entries below have been gleaned from the other lists in this Website. They are listed chronologically within each category and represent an evolution from moral imperative to empathic compassion as my bottom-line basis for supporting the liberation of animals from human use and encroachment.


Book chapters:

Chapter 5 and Appendix 3 of Ought Implies Kant (Lexington Books, 2009).

Chapter 1 of Bad Faith (CreateSpace, 2013).

Chapter 6 of Ethics without Morals (Routledge, 2013).


Journal articles and book reviews:

"Teaching Philosophy, Being a Philosopher."
Teaching Philosophy 16: 2 (99-104), June 1993.

"When I Heard the Learn'd Biologist."
Connecticut Journal of Science Education 40:1 (1-4),
Fall-Winter 2002.

"Activism as Integrity." Review of Lee Hall, Capers in the Churchyard:
Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror

(Darien, CT: Nectar Bat Press, 2006).
Philosophy Now no. 67 (43-5), May/June 2008.

"Vivisection and Ethics: Cutting to the Quick."
AV Magazine 117: 4 (2-3), Fall 2009.

Review of Andrew Linzey, Why Animal Suffering Matters
(Oxford University Press, 2008).
Philosophy Now no. 77 (40-2), February/March 2010.

"Innocent and Innocuous: The Case Against Animal Research."
Between the Species 10 (98-117), August 2010.

"Live Free or Die."
Review of Lee Hall, On Their Own Terms:
Bringing Animal-Rights Philosophy Down to Earth
(Darien, CT: Nectar Bat Press, 2010).
Animal Law 17:1 (243-250), 2010.

"On Due Recognition of Animals Used in Research."
Journal of Animal Ethics 1:1 (6-8), Spring 2011.

Review of Larry Carbone, What Animals Want
(Oxford University Press, 2004).
Philosophy Now no. 85 (40-42), July/August 2011.

"Accept No Substitutes: The Ethics of Alternatives."
Hastings Center Report 42: S16-S18, November/December 2012.

"Amoral Animal Rights." Ethos 26:2 (156-167), 2013.

"Animal Abolitionism Meets Moral Abolitionism: Cutting the Gordian Knot of Applied Ethics."
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry: 10:4 (445-455), 2013.

"A is for Animal: The Animal User’s Lexicon."
Between the Species 18 (2-26), August 2015.


Blog posts:

"Rats and Rationality.”
Bioethics Forum (the blog of the Hastings Center), March 19, 2007.

"A Turkey in your Tank.”
Bioethics Forum (the blog of the Hastings Center), May 4, 2007.

"Unprincipled Frogs."
Bioethics Forum (the blog of the Hastings Center), November 9, 2007.

"New Year's Resolution -- Go Vegan!" Vegging Out (New Haven Register blog). January 15, 2009.

"Why Vivisectors Should Be Vegans."
Bioethics Forum (the blog of the Hastings Center), December 28, 2010.

"Confessions of an Ex-Moralist." The New York Times Opinionator (blog), August 21, 2011.

"Atheism, Amorality, and Animals." The New York Times Opinionator (blog), September 2, 2011.

"What is Humane? A Plea for Plain Language in the Debates on Animal Experimentation."
Bioethics Forum (the blog of the Hastings Center), November 21, 2011.

"A Model of Its Kind." Comments on Clare Palmer's Animal Ethics in Context., November 20, 2012.

"A Fatal Flaw in the Argument regarding Human Violence against Sentient Beings." Comments on Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature., January 12, 2013.

"End-State Welfarism." Animal Sentience 7:6, 2016.

"Changing the Subject." Animal Sentience 16:5, 2017.


Columns in Philosophy Now magazine:

"Thought for Food -- Re: Veal." Issue No. 62, July/August 2007, p. 48.

"Whose Environment Is It?" Issue No. 66, March/April 2008, p. 33.

"Turning the Tables: We Matter Because We Are Animals." Issue No. 67, May/June 2008, p. 37.

"Man in the Middle: Animals, Humans, and Robots -- Oh My!" Issue No. 72, March/April 2009, pp. 20f.

"The Meaning of Sacrifice" (Dear Socrates). Issue No. 73, May/June 2009, p. 49.

"Veterinarian, Heal Thy Profession." Issue No. 85, July/August 2011, p. 47.

" 'A' is for 'Assumption' ." Issue No. 90, May/June 2012, pp. 52-53.

"Crazy." Issue No. 91, July/August 2012, p. 52.



"Consider Daily Plight of Lab Mice." New Haven Register. January 4, 2006.

"Argument Regarding Animals Specious." New Haven Register (letter). August 23, 2006.

"Book Makes Case for Thinking about What We Eat." New Haven Register. May 16, 2007.

"Animal Law Is all about Pet Owners." New Haven Register. May 12, 2009.

"Care for Environment Must Include Empathy for Animals." Norwich Bulletin (Norwich, Connecticut). November 29, 2009.

"Remember Where that Dinner Came From." Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut). December 17, 2009.

"A New Year's Resolution: One Year and Counting." Milford-Orange Bulletin (New Haven, Connecticut). January 7, 2010.

"Kitten's Horrid Tale Contains Conundrum." New Haven Register. November 2, 2010.

"Witnessing The Witness." New Haven Register. January 19, 2011

"The Price of All Those Medical Research Jobs." Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Connecticut). October 9, 2011.


Talks and interviews:

“Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics.”
Summer Internship Program seminar.
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.
Yale University.
June 1, 2006.

“We Matter because We Are Animals: The Moral Status of Humans.”
Hartford Ethics Group meeting.
Trinity College.
November 29, 2007.

“Animal Experimentation.”
Bioethics, Health and Human Flourishing course.
Yale University.
April 1, 2008.

“Love of Wisdom and Love of Chickens:
a discussion about philosophy and animal ethics."
Lee Elci morning talk show.
Guest host: Raymond Hackett.
WXLM radio, 104.7 FM, New London, CT.
December 29, 2009, 9-10 a.m.

“Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights.”
Animals in America course invited speaker.
Quinnipiac University.
February 2, 2010.

“Ends and Means of Animal Activism.”
Animal Law course invited speaker.
Quinnipiac University School of Law.
February 3, 2011.

"From Three Rs to One: An Ethical Critique of Animal Experimentation."
Hastings Center Workshop on Biomedical Research with Animals: Science, Values, and Alternatives.
Yale University.
November 3, 2011.

"Dr. Joel Marks on his Amoral Veganism."
Interview at Let Them Eat Meat (blog), December 6, 2011.

A-moralism and the Philosophy of Desire."*
Equal Time for Freethought.
Host: Barry F. Seidman.
WBAI Pacifica radio, 99.5 FM, New York City.
June 29, 2013, 3-4 p.m.

* beginning at Minute 25:19.

"Animal Ethics and Human Health: Issues in Medical Research and Diet."
Honors course on Health Care in America: Ethics, Politics, and Policy invited speaker.
University of New Haven.
November 18, 2014.

"Animal Rights and Animal Welfare in Theory and Practice."
Animal Ethics course invited speaker, Department of Relgious Studies and
Yale School of Foresty and Environmental Studies.
Yale Divinity School.
September 27, 2016.

"Do We Have a Right to Use Animals in Biomedical Research?"
Department of Comparative Medicine colloquium.
Yale School of Medicine.
May 12, 2017.

"What Is Animal Ethics?"
Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics lecture.
Yale University.
June 5, 2017.


See also:

Animal Ethics Group at Yale

The Easy Vegan

Traitors to Their Kind. (scifi novel)
North Charleston, SC: CreateSpace, 2017.