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Cochrane, Alasdair 1978-

Overview
Works: 6 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,182 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV4708, 179.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alasdair Cochrane
An introduction to animals and political theory by Alasdair Cochrane( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should political communities govern their relations with animals? Are animals owed justice? What might justice for animals involve? In this book the author introduces the most prominent schools in contemporary political theory such as utilitarianism, liberalism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism, and examines their implications for issues such as meat-eating, intensive agriculture, animal experimentation, religious slaughter and hunting. The book explores the debates and discusses controversies over what makes an entity worthy of justice: is it rationality, the ability to contribute to society, sentience, or something else? It also introduces and engages with debates about what our political obligations to animals might entail: is it simply not to cause them unnecessary suffering, or do we have much more demanding obligations not to kill, own, or even use non-human animals?
Animal rights without liberation : applied ethics and human obligations by Alasdair Cochrane( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals
An introduction to animals and political theory by Alasdair Cochrane( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should political communities govern their relations with animals? Are animals owed justice? What might justice for animals involve? Alasdair Cochrane introduces the most prominent schools in contemporary political theory – utilitarianism, liberalism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism – and examines their implications for issues such as meat-eating, intensive agriculture, animal experimentation, religious slaughter and hunting. An introduction to animals and political theory explores the debates and discusses controversies over what makes an entity worthy of justice: is it rationality, the ability to contribute to society, sentience, or something else? It also introduces and engages with debates about what our political obligations to animals might entail: is it simply not to cause them unnecessary suffering, or do we have much more demanding obligations not to kill, own, or even use non-human animals?
Animal rights without liberation: applied ethics and human obligations by Alasdair Cochrane( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals. Cochrane’s “interest-based rights approach” weighs the interests of animals to determine which is sufficient to impose strict duties on humans. In so doing, Cochrane acknowledges that sentient animals have a clear and discernable right not to be made to suffer and not to be killed, but he argues that they do not have a prima facie right to liberty. Because most animals possess no interest in leading freely chosen lives, humans have no moral obligation to liberate them. Moving beyond theory to the practical aspects of applied ethics, this pragmatic volume provides much-needed perspective on the realities and responsibilities of the human-animal relationship
An introduction to animals and political theory by Alasdair Cochrane( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should political communities govern their relations with animals? Are animals owed justice? What might justice for animals involve? Alasdair Cochrane introduces the most prominent schools in contemporary political theory – utilitarianism, liberalism, communitarianism, Marxism and feminism – and examines their implications for issues such as meat-eating, intensive agriculture, animal experimentation, religious slaughter and hunting. An introduction to animals and political theory explores the debates and discusses controversies over what makes an entity worthy of justice: is it rationality, the ability to contribute to society, sentience, or something else? It also introduces and engages with debates about what our political obligations to animals might entail: is it simply not to cause them unnecessary suffering, or do we have much more demanding obligations not to kill, own, or even use non-human animals?
Animal rights without liberation: applied ethics and human obligations by Alasdair Cochrane( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alasdair Cochrane introduces an entirely new theory of animal rights grounded in their interests as sentient beings. He then applies this theory to different and underexplored policy areas, such as genetic engineering, pet-keeping, indigenous hunting, and religious slaughter. In contrast to other proponents of animal rights, Cochrane claims that because most sentient animals are not autonomous agents, they have no intrinsic interest in liberty. As such, he argues that our obligations to animals lie in ending practices that cause their suffering and death and do not require the liberation of animals. Cochrane’s “interest-based rights approach” weighs the interests of animals to determine which is sufficient to impose strict duties on humans. In so doing, Cochrane acknowledges that sentient animals have a clear and discernable right not to be made to suffer and not to be killed, but he argues that they do not have a prima facie right to liberty. Because most animals possess no interest in leading freely chosen lives, humans have no moral obligation to liberate them. Moving beyond theory to the practical aspects of applied ethics, this pragmatic volume provides much-needed perspective on the realities and responsibilities of the human-animal relationship
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
An introduction to animals and political theory
Alternative Names
Alasdair Cochrane British political theorist and ethicist

Alasdair Cochrane British political theorist, ethicist, activist, author

Languages
English (19)

Covers
Animal rights without liberation : applied ethics and human obligations