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Stephen R. L. Clark : biography

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Stephen Richard Lyster Clark (born 30 October 1945) is a British philosopher and professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Liverpool., University of Liverpool, accessed 16 June 2012.

Clark specializes in the philosophy of religion and animal rights, writing from a philosophical position that might broadly be described as Christian Platonist. He is the author of 17 books, including The Moral Status of Animals (1977), The Nature of the Beast (1982), Animals and Their Moral Standing (1997), G.K. Chesterton (2006), and Philosophical Futures (2011), as well as 65 scholarly articles, and chapters in another 90 books.For a summary of Clark's philosophical position, see Hancock, Brannon. "," Gifford Lectures, accessed 16 June 2012.

He is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Philosophy (1990–2001), and remains a member of its editorial board., University of Liverpool, accessed 16 June 2010.


  • Aristotle's Man (Clarendon Press, 1975)
  • The Moral Status of Animals (Clarendon Press, 1977)
  • The Nature of the Beast (Oxford University Press, 1982)
  • From Athens to Jerusalem (Clarendon Press, 1984)
  • The Mysteries of Religion (Blackwell, 1986)
  • (ed.) Berkeley: Money, Obedience and Affection (Garland Press, 1989)
  • Civil Peace and Sacred Order (Oxford University Press, 1989)
  • A Parliament of Souls (Oxford University Press, 1990)
  • God's World and the Great Awakening (Oxford University Press, 1991)
  • How to Think about the Earth (Mowbrays, 1993)
  • How to Live Forever (Routledge, 1995)
  • Animals and their Moral Standing (Routledge, 1997)
  • God, Religion and Reality (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1998)
  • The Political Animal (Routledge, 1999)
  • Biology and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
  • G.K. Chesterton: Thinking Backwards, Looking Forwards (Templeton, 2006)
  • Understanding Faith (Imprint Academic, 2009)
  • with Panayiota Vassilopoulou (eds.). Late Antique Epistemology: Other Ways to Truth (Macmillan, 2009)
  • Philosophical Futures (Peter Lang, 2011)
Selected book chapters
  • , in Clark, Stephen R.L. The Moral Status of Animals (Clarendon Press, 1977)
  • , in Peter Singer (ed.). In Defense of Animals (Basil Blackwell, 1985)
  • "Is Humanity a Natural Kind?" in T. Ingold (ed.). What is an Animal? (Unwin Hyman 1988).
  • "The Consciousness of Animals," in R. Tallis & H. Robinson (eds.). The Pursuit of Mind (Carcanet Press 1991)
  • "How many Selves make me?," D. Cockburn (ed.) Human Beings (Cambridge University Press 1991)
  • , in Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer (eds.). The Great Ape Project (St. Martin's Griffin, 1993)
  • "Species-essentialism," in Marc Bekoff (ed.) Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare (Greenwood Press, 1998)
  • "Impersonal Minds," in Anthony O'Hear (eds.). Minds and Persons (Cambridge University Press, 2003)
  • Vegetarianism and the Ethics of Virtue," in Steve F. Sapontzis (ed.). Food for Thought: The Debate Over Eating Meat (Prometheus Books, 2004)
  • "Ethical Thought in India," in John Skorupski (ed.). Routledge Companion to Ethics (Routledge, 2010)
  • "Animals in Classical and Late Antique Philosophy," in Raymond Frey & Tom Beauchamp (eds.). Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Selected papers
  • , Analysis, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jun., 1978), pp. 147–149
  • , Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, New Series, Vol. 90, (1989–1990), pp. 247–265
  • , Philosophy, Vol. 67, No. 260 (Apr., 1992), pp. 141–154
  • , Philosophy, Vol. 80, No. 312 (Apr., 2005), pp. 249–260
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