Steve Cooke

measuring the boundaries of our nation by the sun

Saving orangutans from extinction


This call from a wildlife group for government intervention to protect orangutans from extinction: * has prompted me to post a copy of the short paper I presented to the Society for Applied Philosophy‘s annual conference this year.

I blogged a summary of the paper here, but now seems like a good time to post up the full version of the paper since the article above calls for the deployment of military resources in order to forcefully protect orangutans.

The ideas in the paper will grow into something bigger and broader in the near future.

Humanitarian intervention: humane, not human (pdf)

* Edit: the Sun Daily’s article keeps going down, so here is a copy of a cached version (pdf).


Author: Steve C

I work in normative ethics, specialising in animal and ethics and political philosophy.

4 thoughts on “Saving orangutans from extinction

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  3. Seems the Sun Daily article referenced has been removed. Did you happen to keep a copy??

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