Concepts of pain and the evolution of behavior

D. Jamieson

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    Abstract

    This paper defends against objections the widely accepted truism that pain is bad and therefore should be avoided or minimized. This truism seems to be in conflict with our attitudes towards, and treatment of, non-human animals. It may therefore have sweeping implications regarding our treatment of them.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)22-24
    Number of pages3
    JournalVlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift
    Volume70
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2001

    Keywords

    • Ethics
    • Evolution
    • Pain
    • Suffering

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • veterinary(all)

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