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About Robert C. Jones, Ph.D.

I work on questions at the intersection of applied ethics, animal cognition, and social justice. I focus on nonhuman animal ethics, particularly the question, What is the moral significance of species membership? I have pursued these interests in a variety of specific projects which span traditional and novel areas of ethics, social justice, and food ethics, with a focus on animal liberation theory and activism. I am interested in the relationship between speciesism and social justice, the moral and environmental implications of modern food production, and the development of conceptual tools for a global, non-speciesist ethics. I have been a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford University and a visiting researcher for the Ethics in Society Project at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and a Summer Fellow at the Animals & Society Institute. I have given over 40 talks on animal ethics, environmental ethics, veganism, and speciesism at colloquia and conferences around the globe. I am a member of the Advisory Council of the The Animal Museum, and a speaker with the Northern California Animal Advocacy Coalition.


Present Associate Professor, California State University, Chico ‐ Department of Philosophy
Present Content Contributor, The Animal Studies Repository

Curriculum Vitae

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  • PHIL 102: Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 331: Applied and Professional Ethics Forum
  • PHIL 336: American Indian Environmental Philosophies
  • PHIL 337: Philosophy of Race
  • PHIL 339: Confronting the Animal: Theory, Culture, and Practice
  • PHIL 340: Social and Political Philosophy
  • PHIL 362: Philosophy of Mind and Language
  • PHIL 380: Intermediate Logic
  • PHIL 499H: Senior Honors Research Paper


2005 Ph.D., Stanford University ‐ Philosophy

Contact Information

121 Trinity Hall
California State University
Chico, CA 95929-0730
Fax: 530-898-6046


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