Steve Cooke

measuring the boundaries of our nation by the sun

My Research

Steve CookeCurrently, I am researching the ethics of interfering in nature, animal rights in liberal theories of justice, and ethical purchasing.

From 2012-2013 I was the Society for Applied Philosophy’s 30th Anniversary Post-doctoral Research Fellow. My project examined the moral status of political violence carried out in the name of non-human animals and the environment.

My PhD, The Ethics of Animal Liberation, examined the conditions for legitimate civil ldisobedience, rescue acts, and third party defence in the name of non-human animals within the context of contemporary liberal democracy. As part of this I looked at the moral status of humans and other animals, the ethical dimensions of our treatment of non-human animals, liberalism, and political legitimacy.




CV: Curriculum Vitae


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Book Reviews and Other Articles

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • The Big Animal Research Debate, Manchester, 2013 (invited speaker).>
  • ‘Animal Kingdoms: animal sovereignty and the right to secession’, Presented to MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory 2013 (workshop convener).
  • ‘Humane Intervention: Just War and Animal Rights’ (co-authored with Alasdair Cochrane), Presented to Society For Applied Philosophy, Annual Conference, 2013 (panel convener).
  • ‘Agency, social structures, and secular evil: a response’, Presented to The Evil: secular approaches conference, 2012.
  • ‘Perpetual Strangers: animals and the cosmopolitan right’ Presented to MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 2012
  • ”Humanitarian Intervention: humane not human’ Presented to the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference, 2012
  • ‘Justice for Wild Animals: models of sovereignty’ Presented to Animal Citizens, London School of Economics, 2011
  • ‘Rescuing Captive Animals: grounding the moral permissibility of animal liberation’ Presented to MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 2011
  • ‘Predators and Prey: third party duties in conflicts between moral patients’ Presented to Workshops in Political Theory 2010 at Manchester Metropolitan University and MANCEPT Seminar Series 2010
  • ‘On Cruelty’ Presented to Brave New World MANCEPT Graduate Conference, 2010

One thought on “My Research

  1. Hey that was really nice knowing you! Glad to have stumbled upon you! :)

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