Knowing Animals

Knowing Animals 170: Animal rights pacifism with Blake Hereth



Dr Blake Hereth is a philosopher who is, at the time of recording, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arkansas. They will soon be taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where they will be contributing to a project entitled "Warfighter Participation in the Development and Testing of Artificial Intelligence". In addition to work on the ethics of war and peace, which is what we discuss on this episode, Blake has published on a range of topics in philosophy and theology, including work on the ethics of procreation, the ethics of eating, and the afterlife for animals and queer people. In this episode, we talk about Blake’s paper “Animal Rights Pacifism”, which was published “online first” in the journal Philosophical Studies earlier this year. Knowing Animals is brought to you by the Australasian Animal Studies Association ( and the Animal Publics book series at Sydney University Press (htt