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Animal rights : current debates and new directions

Author: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Oxford : 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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0195152174 9780195152173
OCLC Number: 644997711
Description: xi, 338 p
Contents: INTRODUCTION: WHAT ARE ANIMAL RIGHTS?; PART I: CURRENT DEBATES; 1. Animal Rights, One Step at a Time; 2. Animal Rights: Legal, Philosophical and Pragmatic Perspectives; 3. Ethics Beyond Species and Beyond Instincts: A Reply to Richard Posner; 4. Eating Meat and Eating People; 5. Taking Animal Interests Seriously; 6. Animals as Objects, or Subjects, of Rights; 7. Drawing Lines; 8. All Animals are Not Equal: The Interface Between Scientific Knowledge and Legislation for Animal Rights; PART II: NEW DIRECTIONS; 9. Foxes in the Hen House: Animals, Agribusiness and the Law; 10. A New Property Status for Animals: Equitable Self-Ownership; 11. Can Animals Sue?; 12. Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights; 13. Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life; 14. "Beyond Compassion and Humanity": Justice for Non-Human Animals
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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