This blog consists of loosely philosophical texts on the cultural perceptions concerning and the moral value of nonhuman animals.
I am Elisa Aaltola, a philosopher who specialises in animal philosophy and moral psychology. I work as a senior researcher in philosophy at the University of Eastern Finland, and spend my time with trees, books and dogs.
My most recent book is Varieties of Empathy: Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield Int. 2018). Others include Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture (Palgrave MacMillan 2012) and Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy (co-edited with John Hadley, Rowman & Littlefield Int. 2014). For more information on my work: Aaltola_publ