Thomas White

Visiting Professor in Philosophy

Thomas White has published in areas that include: 16th century Renaissance humanism, utopian theory, business ethics and environmental ethics. His main area of research over the last thirty years has been the philosophical and ethical implications of the scientific research on whales and dolphins. He argues that dolphins should be considered “nonhuman persons” and that the use of captive cetaceans by the entertainment industry constitutes “cruelty.” He is a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has published seven books and numerous articles. His research on dolphins can be found at