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Animal rights : current debates and new directions

Author: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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Contributors to this volume explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Ethical questions on ownership, protection against suffering and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control are thought-provokingly examined.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Animal rights.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003013222
(OCoLC)52429684
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 9780198034735 0198034733 142372013X 9781423720133 9780195152173 0195152174 1280560169 9781280560163
OCLC Number: 61330050
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 338 p.)
Contents: Introduction: what are animal rights? / Cass R. Sunstein --
Animal rights, one step at a time / Steven M. Wise --
Animal rights: legal, philosophical, and pragmatic perspectives / Richard A. Posner --
Ethics beyond species and beyond instincts: a response to Richard Posner / Peter Singer --
Eating meat and eating people / Cora Diamond --
Animals-property or persons? / Gary L. Francione --
Animals as objects, or subjects, of rights / Richard A. Epstein --
Drawing lines / James Rachels --
All animals are not equal: the interface between scientific knowledge and legislation for animal rights / Lesley J. Rogers, Gisela Kaplan --
Foxes in the hen house: animals, agribusiness, and the law: a modern American fable / David J. Wolfson, Mariann Sullivan --
New property status for animals: equitable self-ownership / David Favre --
Can animals sue? / Cass R. Sunstein --
Of mice and men: a feminist fragment on animal rights / Catharine A. MacKinnon --
Animal rights and the values of nonhuman life / Elizabeth Anderson --
Beyond "compassion and humanity": justice for nonhuman animals / Martha C. Nussbaum.
Responsibility: edited by Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum.

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"Eloquent essays."--The Atlantic Monthly"Our society is in the midst of a major debate over animal rights, our duties, and the legal status of animals. This new compilation of essays has profoundly Read more...

 
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