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The moral rights of animals

Author: Gary Comstock; Mylan Engel
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores whether or not animals have moral rights through a number of different lenses, including classical deontology, libertarianism, commonsense morality, virtue ethics, and utilitarianism, while also addressing the challenges to the strong animal rights position posed by rights nihilism, the ""kind"" argument against animal rights, the problem of predation, and the comparative value of lives. This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moral rights of animals.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2016]
(DLC) 2015046701
(OCoLC)930683497
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; Introduction; The Moral Rights of Animals; Part I: Theoretical Prospects and Challenges for Animal Rights; Chapter One: The Case for Animal Rights; Chapter Two: Animal Rights for Libertarians; Chapter Three: Do Animals Have Rights and Does It Matter If They Don't?; Chapter Four: Tom Regan on "Kind" Arguments against Animal Rights and for Human Rights; Chapter Five: Equality, Flourishing, and the Problem of Predation; Part II: Animal Rights and the Comparative Value of Lives; Chapter Six: Do All Subjects of a Life Have an Equal Right to Life? Chapter Seven: The Interspecies Killing ProblemChapter Eight: Respecting Rights-Holders; Chapter Nine: Subjects-of-a-Life, the Argument from Risk, and the Significance of Self-Consciousness; Chapter Ten: La Mettrie's Objection; Part III: Animal Rights in Practice; Chapter Eleven: Rights and Capabilities; Chapter Twelve: Vegetarianism in the Balance; Chapter Thirteen: The Benefit of Regan's Doubt; Chapter Fourteen: A Moral License to Kill?; Epilogue; Index; About the Editors and Contributors.
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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