Ep9: Measuring speciesism, the radical flank effect and transhumanisms oppression of animals

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In this episode of VeganSci, we chat about a new study that measures how speciesist people are, the levels of ethical concern people have for different categories of species, and how the interaction between radical and moderate arms of a justice movement can impact outcomes.

We speak with Michael Hauskeller from the UK about about the problematic framing of animals within transhumanism.

You can find links to all of the research we discussed below.

Let us know if we missed anything, got something wrong or want clarification on any of the points discussed in the comments section below.

In-depth Science

Paper 1  (4:52)

Title: The Moral Standing of Animals: Towards a Psychology of Speciesism
AuthorsLucius Caviola, Jim A.C. Everett, and Nadira S. Faber
JournalJournal of Personality and Social Psychology

Paper 2  (20:00)

Title: Pampered or Pariah: Does Animal Type Effect the Interaction Between Animal Attitude and Empathy?
AuthorsT. Signal, N. Taylor & A. S. Maclean
JournalPsychology, Crime & Law

Paper 3  (28:00)

Title: Deepening the Explanation of Radical Flank Effects: Tracing Contingent Outcomes of Destructive Capacity
AuthorRune Ellefsen
JournalQualitative Sociology

Interview (45:56)

Title: How to Become a Post-Dog. Animals in Transhumanism
Author: Michael Hauskeller
Journal: Between the Species

Title: Pity the Poor Beast! Do animals have a bad life?
Journal: Open Research Exeter