MORAL FRONTIERS: WHEN THE NEEDS OF HUMANS AND NONHUMANS COLLIDE.

Grant number: FT130101177 | Funding period: 2016 - 2017

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Abstract

Decision making about resources is not simply based on human needs alone. Issues relating to animal rights, biodiversity, and environmental protection weigh heavily in these debates. These issues are receiving increased attention at a time when the human (over)population of the planet is already placing pressure on scare resources, creating conflict between the needs of humans and non-humans. It is along our moral frontiers where these conflicts will erupt and the rights and needs of humans and non-humans alike are given merit or discarded. This project will examine the psychological processes involved in extending moral concern to non-humans and the benefits and costs of this extended moral..

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