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Milburn, J (2024) A Review of Dan C. Shahar’s Why It's OK to Eat Meat and Per Bauhn’s Animal Suffering, Human Rights, and the Virtue of Justice, Between the Species: an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals, 27(1), pp.170-178, ISSN: 1945-8487.

Milburn, J (2024) Relational animal ethics (and why it isn’t easy), Food Ethics, 9(1), 6, ISSN: 2364-6853. DOI: 10.1007/s41055-023-00139-1.

Milburn, J (2023) Let them eat hake? Nussbaum and veganism, The Review of Politics, ISSN: 0034-6705.

Milburn, J (2023) Welcoming, wild animals, and obligations to assist, Ethics, Policy & Environment, 26(2), pp.231-248, ISSN: 2155-0085. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2023.2200730.

Milburn, J (2023) Catia Faria, Animal Ethics in the Wild: Wild Animal Suffering and Intervention in Nature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. ix + 222 [Book review], Utilitas, 35(4), pp.329-332, ISSN: 0953-8208. DOI: 10.1017/S0953820823000201.

Milburn, J and Van Goozen, S (2023) Animals and the ethics of war: a call for an inclusive just-war theory, International Relations, 37(3), pp.423-448, ISSN: 0047-1178. DOI: 10.1177/00471178231191297.

Milburn, J (2023) Review of Jeff Sebo: Saving Animals, Saving Ourselves: Why Animal Matter for Pandemics, Climate Change, and Other Catastrophes, Environmental Ethics, 45(2), pp.203-206, ISSN: 0163-4275. DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics202345254.

Milburn, J (2023) Knowing animals: Q and A with Josh Milburn, The Philosophers' Magazine, 99, pp.95-96, ISSN: 1354-814X. DOI: 10.5840/tpm20239922.

Milburn, J (2023) Plant sentience and the case for ethical veganism, Animal Sentience, 8(33), pp.1-2, ISSN: 2377-7478. DOI: 10.51291/2377-7478.1773.

Oven, A, Yoxon, B, Milburn, J (2022) Investigating the market for cultivated meat as pet food: A survey analysis, PLOS ONE, 17(12), e0275009, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275009.

Milburn, J (2022) Anne Barnhill and Matteo Bonotti: Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach [Book review], Food Ethics, 8(1), 2, ISSN: 2364-6853. DOI: 10.1007/s41055-022-00112-4.

Milburn, J and Bobier, C (2022) New omnivorism: a novel approach to food and animal ethics, Food Ethics, 7(1), 5, ISSN: 2364-6853. DOI: 10.1007/s41055-022-00098-z.

Milburn, J (2022) Review of Federico Zuolo's Animals, Political Liberalism and Public Reason, Between the Species: A Journal for the Study of Philosophy and Animals, 25(1), pp.119-123, ISSN: 1945-8487.

Milburn, J (2021) Welcoming, wild animals, and obligations to assist, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 34(6), 33, ISSN: 1187-7863. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-021-09873-0.

Milburn, J and Van Goozen, S (2021) Counting animals in war: First steps towards an inclusive just-war theory, Social Theory and Practice, 47(4), pp.657-685, ISSN: 0037-802X. DOI: 10.5840/soctheorpract2020123110.

Milburn, J and Fischer, B (2021) The freegan challenge to veganism, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 34(3), 17, ISSN: 1187-7863. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-021-09859-y.

Milburn, J and Cochrane, A (2021) Should we protect animals from hate speech?, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 41(4), pp.1149-1172, ISSN: 0143-6503. DOI: 10.1093/ojls/gqab013.

Milburn, J (2021) Zero-compromise veganism, Ethics and Education, 16(3), pp.375-391, ISSN: 1744-9642. DOI: 10.1080/17449642.2021.1927320.

Milburn, J (2020) A novel argument for vegetarianism? Zoopolitics and respect for animal corpses, Animal Studies Journal, 9(2), pp.240-259, DOI: 10.14453/asj/v9.i2.10.

Milburn, J (2020) Critical terms for animal studies [Book review], Environmental Politics, 29(6), pp.1120-1121, ISSN: 0964-4016. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1789300.

Milburn, J (2020) Ronald L. Sandler: Food Ethics: The Basics [Book review], Food Ethics, 5, 16, ISSN: 2364-6853. DOI: 10.1007/s41055-020-00074-5.

Milburn, J (2020) Should vegans compromise?, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 25(2), pp.281-293, ISSN: 1369-8230. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2020.1737477.

Cochrane, A, O'Sullivan, S, Milburn, J (2019) Book Symposium: Sentientist Politics: A Theory of Global Inter-Species Justice, Politics & Animals, 5, pp.1-32.

Milburn, J (2019) Review of The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, Between the Species: an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals, 23(1), pp.238-246.

Milburn, J (2019) Review: When Animals Speak: Toward an Interspecies Democracy, by Eva Meijer, Metapsychology Online Reviews, 23(51), ISSN: 1931-5716.

Milburn, J (2018) Critical Perspectives on Veganism [Book review], Journal of Animal Ethics, 8(2), pp.252-253, ISSN: 2156-5414. DOI: 10.5406/janimalethics.8.2.0252.

Milburn, J (2018) Nozick’s libertarian critique of Regan, Between the Species: an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals, 21(1), pp.68-93.

Milburn, J (2018) Death-free dairy? The ethics of clean milk, 31(2), pp.261-279, ISSN: 1187-7863. DOI: 10.1007/s10806-018-9723-x.

Fischer, B and Milburn, J (2017) In defence of backyard chickens, Journal of Applied Philosophy, 36(1), pp.108-123, ISSN: 0264-3758. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12291.

Milburn, J (2017) Nonhuman animals as property holders: an exploration of the Lockean labour-mixing account, Environmental Values, 26(5), pp.629-648, ISSN: 0963-2719. DOI: 10.3197/096327117x15002190708155.

Milburn, J (2016) John Hadley: Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals [Book review], Res Publica, 23(1), pp.147-151, ISSN: 1356-4765. DOI: 10.1007/s11158-016-9345-y.

Milburn, J (2016) Chewing over in vitro meat: Animal ethics, cannibalism and social progress, Res Publica, 22(3), pp.249-265, ISSN: 1356-4765. DOI: 10.1007/s11158-016-9331-4.

Milburn, J (2016) Book review: Marcel Wissenburg and David Schlosberg (eds), Political Animals and Animal Politics, Political Studies Review, 14(3), pp.427-428, ISSN: 1478-9299. DOI: 10.1177/1478929916656570.

Milburn, J (2016) Book review: Joachim Wündisch, Towards a Right-Libertarian Welfare State, Political Studies Review, 14(2), pp.252-253, ISSN: 1478-9299. DOI: 10.1177/1478929916630914z.

Milburn, J (2016) Not only humans eat meat: companions, sentience, and vegan politics, Journal of Social Philosophy, 46(4), pp.449-462, ISSN: 0047-2786. DOI: 10.1111/josp.12131.

Milburn, J (2015) Rabbits, stoats and the predator problem: Why a strong animal rights position need not call for human intervention to protect prey from predators, Res Publica, 21(3), pp.273-289, ISSN: 1356-4765. DOI: 10.1007/s11158-015-9281-2.

Milburn, J (2015) Protection for the Sentient in the Nonideal World: A Review of Robert Garner’s A Theory of Justice for Animals, Journal of Animal Ethics, 5(1), pp.69-75, ISSN: 2156-5414. DOI: 10.5406/janimalethics.5.1.0069.

Milburn, J (2014) The demandingness of Nozick’s ‘Lockean’ proviso, European Journal of Political Theory, 15(3), pp.276-292, ISSN: 1474-8851. DOI: 10.1177/1474885114562978.


Milburn, J (2023) Food, justice, and animals: feeding the world respectfully, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780192867469. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780192867469.002.0003.

Milburn, J (2022) Just fodder: the ethics of feeding animals, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN: 9780228011354. DOI: 10.1515/9780228013235.


Milburn, J (2023) Freeganism: a (cautious) defense. In Abbate, C and Bobier, C (ed) New Omnivorism and Strict Veganism: Critical Perspectives, Routledge, pp.17-34, ISBN: 9781003204152. DOI: 10.4324/9781003204152.

Milburn, J (2022) The philosophical essay. In Wright, L and Quinn, E (ed) The Edinburgh Companion to Vegan Literary Studies, Edinburgh University Press,ISBN: 9781474493314.

Milburn, J (2022) Ethics of meat alternatives. In Meiselman, HL and Lorenzo, JM (ed) Meat and Meat Replacements: An Interdisciplinary Assessment of Current Status and Future Directions, Elsevier, pp.257-280, ISBN: 9780323897976. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-323-85838-0.00007-9.

Coulter, K and Milburn, J (2022) (Not) serving animals and aiming higher: Cultivating ethical and sustainable plant-based businesses and humane jobs. In Thomas, N (ed) Animals and Business Ethics, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.43-66, ISBN: 9783030971410. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-97142-7_3.

Milburn, J (2021) The analytic philosophers: Peter Singer's Animal Liberation and Tom Regan's The Case for Animal Rights. In Wright, L (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies, Routledge, pp.39-49, ISBN: 9780367897468. DOI: 10.4324/9781003020875.

Milburn, J (2020) Vegetarian eating. In Meiselman, HL (ed) Handbook of Eating and Drinking, Springer Nature, pp.1117-1136, ISBN: 9783030145040. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14504-0_135.

Milburn, J (2020) Animal property rights. In Kocsis, M and Sagos, NC (ed) Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights, Springer Nature,ISBN: 9783319688466. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68846-6_72-1.

Milburn, J (2020) Animal sovereignty theory. In Kocsis, M and Sagos, NC (ed) Global Encyclopedia of Territorial Rights, Springer Nature,ISBN: 9783319688466. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68846-6_71-1.

Milburn, J (2017) Clean milk. In Thompson, PB and Kaplan, DM (ed) Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Springer,ISBN: 9789400761674. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_598-1.

Milburn, J (2017) Robert Nozick on nonhuman animals: Rights, value and the meaning of life. In Woodhall, A and Trindade, GGD (ed) Ethical and Political Approaches to Nonhuman Animal Issues, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.97-120, ISBN: 9783319545486. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54549-3_5.

Milburn, J (2017) The animal lover's paradox? On the ethics of 'pet food'. In Overall, C (ed) Pets and People: The Ethics of Companion Animals, Oxford University Press, pp.187-202, ISBN: 9780190456085. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456085.003.0013.

Milburn, J (2016) Nonhuman animals and sovereignty: On Zoopolis, failed states and institutional relationships with free-living animals. In Woodhall, A and Trindade, GGD (ed) Intervention or Protest: Acting for Nonhuman Animals, Vernon Press, pp.183-212, ISBN: 9781622730629.

Milburn, J (2016) Pet food: ethical issues. In Kaplan, DM (ed) Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics, Springer,ISBN: 9789400761674. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6167-4_586-1.

Milburn, J (2016) Animal rights and food: Beyond Regan, beyond vegan. In Rawlinson, M and Ward, C (ed) The Routledge Handbook of Food Ethics, Routledge, pp.284-293, ISBN: 9781138809130. DOI: 10.4324/9781315745503.

Milburn, J (Accepted for publication) The ethics of plant-based pet food. In Athanassakis, Y, Larue, R, O’Donohue, W (ed) The Vegan and Plant-Based Handbook: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Springer.


Van Goozen, S and Milburn, J (2024) Shades of grey, Two philosophers ask whether there’s a vegan case for controlling grey squirrel populations..

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