I am terribly pleased to announce that I’ll be teaching Philosophy 271: Animals in our Lives, a new course offered by the Philosophy Department at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
This class is a philosophical analysis of contemporary scientific research on companion animal (mostly canine) cognition, emotion, and training.
The students and I will explore:
- how this scientific research is embedded in contemporary culture,
- the practical influences on, and impacts of, this research, and
- the role of values and ethics in the creation and use of this new scientific knowledge.
I’ll keep you posted as I develop and implement this course. I am So. Excited.