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The Moral Rights of Animals

The Moral Rights of Animals Book
Author : Mylan Engel Jr.,Gary Lynn Comstock
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2016-03-16
ISBN : 1498531911
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Edited by Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock, this book employs different ethical lenses, including classical deontology, libertarianism, commonsense morality, virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and the capabilities approach, to explore the philosophical basis for the strong animal rights view, which holds that animals have moral rights equal in strength to the rights of humans, while also addressing what are undoubtedly the most serious challenges to the strong animal rights stance, including the challenges posed by rights nihilism, the “kind” argument against animal rights, the problem of predation, and the comparative value of lives. In addition, contributors explore the practical import of animal rights both from a social policy standpoint and from the standpoint of personal ethical decisions concerning what to eat and whether to hunt animals. Unlike other volumes on animal rights, which focus primarily on the legal rights of animals, and unlike other anthologies on animal ethics, which tend to cover a wide variety of topics but only devote a few articles to each topic, this volume focuses exclusively on the question of whether animals have moral rights and the practical import of such rights. The Moral Rights of Animals will be an indispensable resource for scholars, teachers, and students in the fields of animal ethics, applied ethics, ethical theory, and human-animal studies, as well as animal rights advocates and policy makers interested in improving the treatment of animals.

The Case for Animal Rights

The Case for Animal Rights Book
Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1985
ISBN : 9780520054608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Examines the philosophical aspects of the treatment of animals and argues that animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment

The Moral Animal

The Moral Animal Book
Author : Robert Wright
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1995
ISBN : 0679763996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A study on evolutionary psychology implements Darwinian theory that identifies the inherent nature of such areas as human sexuality, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, friendship, and more. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Zoopolis

Zoopolis Book
Author : Sue Donaldson,Will Kymlicka
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2011-11-24
ISBN : 0199599661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

To all of these animals we owe respect for their basic inviolable rights.

The Animal Rights Debate

The Animal Rights Debate Book
Author : Carl Cohen,Tom Regan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780847696635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Here, for the first time, the world's two leading authorities--Tom Regan, who argues for animal rights, and Carl Cohen, who argues against them--make their respective case before the public at large. The very terms of the debate will never be the same. This seminal moment in the history of the controversy over animal rights will influence the direction of this debate throughout the rest of the century. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Animal Rights

Animal Rights Book
Author : Barbara James,Sue Hackman
Publisher : Hodder Murray
Release : 2006-03-01
ISBN : 9780340915622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Looks at various moral issues surrounding the relationship between ourselves and the animals which share our planet. By examining various attitudes and beliefs, this book discusses how far we are responsible for protecting animal welfare. It considers our use of animals for food, science and entertainment and explores issues such as cloning.

Animals and Ethics 101

Animals and Ethics 101 Book
Author : Nathan Nobis
Publisher : Open Philosophy Press
Release : 2016-10-11
ISBN : 0692471286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Animals and Ethics 101 helps readers identify and evaluate the arguments for and against various uses of animals, such: - Is it morally wrong to experiment on animals? Why or why not? - Is it morally permissible to eat meat? Why or why not? - Are we morally obligated to provide pets with veterinary care (and, if so, how much?)? Why or why not? And other challenging issues and questions. Developed as a companion volume to an online "Animals & Ethics" course, it is ideal for classroom use, discussion groups or self study. The book presupposes no conclusions on these controversial moral questions about the treatment of animals, and argues for none either. Its goal is to help the reader better engage the issues and arguments on all sides with greater clarity, understanding and argumentative rigor. Includes a bonus chapter, "Abortion and Animal Rights: Does Either Topic Lead to the Other?"

Animal Rights

Animal Rights Book
Author : Mark Rowlands
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-04-30
ISBN : 0230245110
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this 2nd edition the author has substantially revised his book throughout, updating the moral arguments and adding a chapter on animal minds. Importantly, rather than being a polemic on animal rights, this book is also a considered and imaginative evaluation of moral theory as explored through the issue of animal rights.

Science Medicine and Animals

Science  Medicine  and Animals Book
Author : Minnie Bruce Pratt,National Academy of Sciences Staff,Committee on the Use of Animals in Research (U.S.),Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute of Medicine Staff,Institute of Medicine (U.S.),Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The necessity for animal use in biomedical research is a hotly debated topic in classrooms throughout the country. Frequently teachers and students do not have access to balanced,  factual material to foster an informed discussion on the topic. This colorful, 50-page booklet is designed to educate teenagers about the role of animal research in combating disease, past and present; the perspective of animal use within the whole spectrum of biomedical research; the regulations and oversight that govern animal research; and the continuing efforts to use animals more efficiently and humanely.

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy Book
Author : Julian H. Franklin
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2006-12
ISBN : 0231134231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy examines the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and adds a new dimension. Julian H. Franklin begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals associated with Peter Singer and the rights approach advanced by Tom Regan. Despite their merits, both positions are found too limited as theoretical foundations for animal rights. Franklin follows with a new interpretation of Kant's categorical imperative, showing that it can be expanded to provide the basis of a system of rights that includes all sentient beings. He also shows why other forms of rationalism cannot be similarly expanded. Franklin then critically discusses the concern for animals in doctrines of compassion, including the ecofeminist ethic of care and Albert Schweitzer's ethic of reverence for life. In a concluding chapter he considers the conflict between the rights of animals and humans to the environment and reflects on possible solutions.

A Theory of Justice for Animals

A Theory of Justice for Animals Book
Author : Robert Garner
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-08-15
ISBN : 0199936315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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At the same time, he argues that humans have a greater interest in life and liberty than most species of nonhuman animals.

Cognitive Kin Moral Strangers Linking Animal Cognition Animal Ethics Animal Welfare

Cognitive Kin  Moral Strangers  Linking Animal Cognition  Animal Ethics   Animal Welfare Book
Author : Judith Benz-Schwarzburg
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2019-10-14
ISBN : 9004415076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Cognitive Kin, Moral Strangers?, Judith Benz-Schwarzburg investigates whether non-human animals share complex socio-cognitive abilities like culture, language and theory of mind with humans. She questions our supposedly human uniqueness and explores how cognitive kinship matters for animal ethics.

Defending Animal Rights

Defending Animal Rights Book
Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780252026119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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He puts the issue of animal rights in historical context, drawing parallels between animal rights activism and other social movements, including the anti-slavery movement in the nineteenth century and the gay-lesbian struggle today. He also outlines the challenges to animal rights posed by deep ecology and ecofeminism to using animals for human purposes and addresses the ethical dilemma of the animal rights advocate whose employer uses animals for research."--BOOK JACKET.

Can Animals Be Moral

Can Animals Be Moral  Book
Author : Mark Rowlands
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN : 0199986711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From eye-witness accounts of elephants apparently mourning the death of family members to an experiment that showed that hungry rhesus monkeys would not take food if doing so gave another monkey an electric shock, there is much evidence of animals displaying what seem to be moral feelings. But despite such suggestive evidence, philosophers steadfastly deny that animals can act morally, and for reasons that virtually everyone has found convincing. In Can Animals be Moral?, philosopher Mark Rowlands examines the reasoning of philosophers and scientists on this question--ranging from Aristotle and Kant to Hume and Darwin--and reveals that their arguments fall far short of compelling. The basic argument against moral behavior in animals is that humans have capabilities that animals lack. We can reflect on our motivations, formulate abstract principles that allow that allow us to judge right from wrong. For an actor to be moral, he or she must be able scrutinize their motivations and actions. No animal can do these things--no animal is moral. Rowland naturally agrees that humans possess a moral consciousness that no animal can rival, but he argues that it is not necessary for an individual to have the ability to reflect on his or her motives to be moral. Animals can't do all that we can do, but they can act on the basis of some moral reasons--basic moral reasons involving concern for others. And when they do this, they are doing just what we do when we act on the basis of these reasons: They are acting morally.

Animal Rights A Very Short Introduction

Animal Rights  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : David DeGrazia,David (Associate Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University DeGrazia, Washington DC)
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release : 2002-02-21
ISBN : 9780192853608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, the author explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research.

The Ethics of Killing Animals

The Ethics of Killing Animals Book
Author : Tatjana Viésak,Robert Garner
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 0199396086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 this the case? Is it better for an animal to live rather than never to be born at all? The Ethics of Killing Animals addresses these value-theoretical questions about animal life, death and welfare. It also discusses whether and how answers to these questions are relevant for our moral duties towards animals. Is killing animals ever morally acceptable and, if so, under what conditions? Do animals have moral rights, such as the right to life and should they be accorded legal rights? How should our moral duties towards animals inform our individual behavior and policy-making? This volume presents a collection of contributions from major thinkers in ethics and animal welfare, with a special focus on the moral evaluation of killing animals.

Beating Hearts

Beating Hearts Book
Author : Sherry F. Colb,Michael C. Dorf
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2016-03-08
ISBN : 0231540957
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to reconcile this apparent conflict and examine the surprisingly similar strategic and tactical questions faced by activists in the pro-life and animal rights movements. Beating Hearts maintains that sentience, or the ability to have subjective experiences, grounds a being's entitlement to moral concern. The authors argue that nearly all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions do not contradict the sentience principle because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere potential for sentience does not create moral entitlements. Late abortions do raise serious moral questions, but forcing a woman to carry a child to term is problematic as a form of gender-based exploitation. These ethical explorations lead to a wider discussion of the strategies deployed by the pro-life and animal rights movements. Should legal reforms precede or follow attitudinal changes? Do gory images win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? By probing the connections between debates about abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts uses each highly contested set of questions to shed light on the other.

Animals and Ethics Third Edition

Animals and Ethics   Third Edition Book
Author : Angus Taylor
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2009-05-27
ISBN : 1551119765
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Can animals be regarded as part of the moral community? To what extent, if at all, do they have moral rights? Are we wrong to eat them, hunt them, or use them for scientific research? Can animal liberation be squared with the environmental movement? Taylor traces the background of these debates from Aristotle to Darwin and sets out the views of numerous contemporary philosophers—including Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Mary Anne Warren, J. Baird Callicott, and Martha Nussbaum—with ethical theories ranging from utilitarianism to eco-feminism. The new edition also includes provocative quotations from some of the major writers in the field. As the final chapter insists, animal ethics is more than just an “academic” question: it is intimately connected both to our understanding of what it means to be human and to pressing current issues such as food shortages, environmental degradation, and climate change.

Animal Rights Human Wrongs

Animal Rights  Human Wrongs Book
Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2003-11-22
ISBN : 0742599388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Regan provides the theoretical framework that grounds a responsible pro-animal rights perspective, and ultimately explores how asking moral questions about other animals can lead to a better understanding of ourselves.

Empty Cages

Empty Cages Book
Author : Tom Regan
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2005-07-07
ISBN : 0742578216
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This shocking expose dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates portrayed by the media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of human treatment favored by animal exploiters, and explain why exisiting laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.