The Ethics of Captivity

Lori Gruen's 2015 course, Wesleyan

There are a variety of forms of captivity and a wide array of individuals who are kept in captivity. In this blog, we will explore the conditions of captivity (including prisons, zoos, sanctuaries, and others), and explore the variety of ethical and political issues that captivity raises for humans and nonhuman animals. All the entries on this blog are reconstructions of content posted by Wesleyan University students enrolled in the philosophy course entitled “Ethics of Captivity,” taught by Professor Lori Gruen.

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