The Harvard Review of Philosophy

Volume 25, 2018

Animals: Ethics, Agency, Culture

Shih Chaohwei, Peter Singer
Pages 169-181

Animal Welfare
A Buddhist-Utilitarian Dialogue

This piece is an edited transcript of a dialogue between Professor Shih Chaohwei of Hsuan Chuang University in Taiwan and Professor Peter Singer of Princeton University in the United States and the University of Melbourne in Australia. The dialogue features considerations of various points of interaction between the Buddhist and utilitarian perspectives on animals. We hope that this conversation can serve to open a dialogue between seemingly very different philosophical traditions with regards to the treatment of animals.