Elisa Aaltola

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Finnish philosopher and animal rights activist

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According to Wikipedia, Elisa Aaltola is a Finnish philosopher, specialised in animal philosophy, moral psychology and environmental philosophy. She was a visiting PhD student at the Institute for Ethics, Environment, and Public Policy at Lancaster University and submitted her doctoral thesis to the University of Turku on Animal Individuality: Moral and Cultural Categorisations. Her book Eläinten moraalinen arvo is considered the first commercially published Finnish monograph dedicated solely to animal ethics. She is also the author of Animal Suffering: Philosophy and Culture and Varieties of Empathy: Moral Psychology and Animal Ethics as well as around 40 peer-reviewed papers. Her edited volumes include "Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy" . Aaltola is an adjunct professor at the University of Turku and a research fellow at the Turku Institute for Advanced Studies .

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