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The moral rights of animals

Author: Gary Comstock; Mylan Engel
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
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This book explores the moral rights of animals through several lenses, such as classical deontology, libertarianism, morality, virtue ethics, and utilitarianism. It addresses the challenges to rights  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moral rights of animals.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2015046701
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Comstock; Mylan Engel
ISBN: 9781498531917 1498531911
OCLC Number: 931861373
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 296 pages)
Contents: Preface Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary ComstockIntroduction: The Moral Rights of Animals and Why They Matter Mylan Engel Jr.The Moral Rights of Animals: Overview of the Book Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary ComstockPART I: THEORETICAL PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS1. The Case for Animal Rights Tom Regan2. Animal Rights for Libertarians Jeremy Garrett3. Do Animals Have Rights, and Does It Matter if They Don't? Mylan Engel Jr.4. Regan on `Kind' Arguments against Animal Rights and for Human Rights Nathan Nobis5. Equality, Flourishing, and the Problem of Predation Anne BarilPART II. ANIMAL RIGHTS AND THE COMPARATIVE VALUE OF LIVES6. Do All Subjects-of-a-Life Have an Equal Right to Life? The Challenge of the Comparative Value of Life Aaron Simmons7. The Interspecies Killing Problem Molly Gardner8. Respecting Rights-Holders Evelyn Pluhar9. Subjects of a Life, the Argument from Risk, and the Significance of Self-Consciousness Alastair Norcross10. La Mettrie's Objection: Humans Act like Animals Gary ComstockPART III. ANIMAL RIGHTS IN PRACTICE11. Rights and Capabilities: Tom Regan and Martha Nussbaum on Animals Ramona Ilea12. Vegetarianism in the Balance Scott Wilson13. The Benefit of Regan's Doubt: Moral Caution and the Ethics of Eating Robert Bass14. A Moral License to Kill? Animal Rights and Hunting Jason HannaEPILOGUE: Regan Appreciation Jeff McMahan
Responsibility: edited by Mylan Engel Jr., Gary Lynn Comstock.


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The attitudes of philosophers on our obligations to other animals and the view that other animals possess certain moral rights have shifted considerably in the last 40 years and a great deal of Read more...

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