Hiram College

Caroline Christoff ’12 is presenting a paper, “The Capabilities of Stray Domesticated Animals,” at the undergraduate section of Utah Valley University’s Animal Ethics Conference on April 2.

In the paper, she examines how Martha Nussbaum’s “capabilities approach” to justice better explains and justifies some moral intuitions concerning our treatment of stray domesticated animals than traditional utilitarian or right’s based accounts.

Tom Regan, professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University will be the keynote speaker at the conference and participants include filmmakers, activists, ethnologists, philosophers, sociologists and physicians.

Christoff’s travel was supported through the Associate Dean’s Vencl-Carr Funds and the Center for the Study of Ethics and Values.