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Animals, rights, and reason in Plutarch and modern ethics

Author: Stephen Thomas Newmyer
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
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"Plutarch is virtually unique in surviving classical authors in arguing that animals are rational and sentient and in concluding that human beings must take notice of their interests. Stephen Newmyer explores Plutarch's three animal-related treatises, as well as passages from his other ethical treatises, that argue that non-human animals are rational and therefore deserve to fall within the sphere of human moral  Read more...
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Named Person: Plutarch.; Plutarchus.; Plutarch.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Thomas Newmyer
ISBN: 0415240468 9780415240468 0415240476 9780415240475
OCLC Number: 60515134
Description: ix, 139 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The ancients and the moderns --
The nature of the beast : the search for animal rationality --
Just beasts : animal morality and human justice --
Feeling beastly : pain, pleasure, and the animal estate --
Beauty in the beast : cooperation, altruism, and philanthropy among animals --
Animal appetites : vegetarianism and human morality --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Stephen T. Newmyer.
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Explores Plutarch's survival in the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as humans, must take notice of their interests. Examining his three animal-related treatises, as well  Read more...

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