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The ethics of killing animals

Author: Tatjana Višak; Robert Garner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While it is generally accepted that animal welfare matters morally, it is less clear how to morally evaluate the ending of an animal's life. It seems to matter for the animal whether it experiences pain or pleasure, or enjoyment or suffering. But does it also matter for the animal whether it lives or dies? Is a longer life better for an animal than a shorter life? If so, under what conditions is this so, and why is  Read more...
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All Authors / Contributors: Tatjana Višak; Robert Garner
ISBN: 9780199396078 0199396078 9780199396085 0199396086
OCLC Number: 904715456
Description: 252 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I : Animals and the harm of death --
1. Killing as a welfare issue / T.J. Kasperbauer and Peter Sandøe --
2. Death, pain, and animal life / Christopher Belshaw --
3. Is death bad for a cow? / Ben Bradley --
4. The comparative badness for animals of suffering and death / Jeff McMahan --
5. Animal interests / Steven Luper --
6. The value of coming into existence / Nils Holtug --
pt. II. Moral evaluation of killing animals --
7. Do utilitarians need to accept the replaceability argument? / Tatjana Višak --
8. Singer on killing animals / Shelly Kagan --
9. A Kantian case for animal rights / Christine M. Korsgaard --
10. Kantian constructivism and the ethics of killing animals / Frederike Haldewaij --
pt. III. Killing animals and the politicization of normative ethics --
11. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Specifying the rights of animals / Alasdair Cochrane --
12. Welfare, rights, and non-ideal theory / Robert Garner.
Responsibility: edited by Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner, with afterword by Peter Singer.

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