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This comprehensive and diverse anthology, the only one of its kind, illuminates the complex evolution of moral thought regarding animals and includes writings from ancient Greece to the present. Animal Rights reveals the ways in which a variety of thinkers have addressed such issues as our ethical responsibilities for the welfare of animals, whether animals have rights, and what it means to be human.

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Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology

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Overview


This comprehensive and diverse anthology, the only one of its kind, illuminates the complex evolution of moral thought regarding animals and includes writings from ancient Greece to the present. Animal Rights reveals the ways in which a variety of thinkers have addressed such issues as our ethical responsibilities for the welfare of animals, whether animals have rights, and what it means to be human.

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Editorial Reviews

BMS Book News: Interaction

The anthology adds a much-needed historical depth to current controversies.

Between the Species
This volume well serves the purposes that the editors set for it.

— David Corner

BMS Book News: Interaction
The anthology adds a much-needed historical depth to current controversies.
Between the Species - David Corner

This volume well serves the purposes that the editors set for it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231508728
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,354,662
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, and Bede Jarrett Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars. He is also honorary professor in theology at Birmingham University and special professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He has written or edited twenty books, including Aninal Theology, Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care, and Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics.



Paul Barry Clarke, as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, has written and edited over twelve books in political philosophy. He is the author of Autonomy Unbound, Deep Citizenship, and Citizenship, and has recently coedited and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Beyond caricature : preface to the Columbia University press edition
Pt. I Differences between humans and animals 1
1 Creation of the universe 3
2 Animals are not political 6
3 Animals are not rational creatures 7
4 The human and the beast 12
5 Animals as automata 14
6 Animals have no language 17
7 Understanding in animals 21
8 A response to Locke 25
9 Of the reason of animals 27
10 On animal souls 29
11 Freedom of the will 32
12 Organic difference 34
13 Animals have no concepts 37
14 Animals are not self-aware 39
15 An animal is not a species being 42
16 On the genius of species 44
17 The lure of the simple distinction 47
Pt. II Dominion and the limits to power 51
1 The golden age 53
2 Animals are for our use 56
3 Rational domination 59
4 Unrestricted dominion 60
5 Difference does not justify domination 64
6 Animals in the cosmic hierarchy 66
7 The right of nature 67
8 Dominion is subject to law 68
9 The workmanship model 71
10 Responsibility to the weak 72
11 Animals do not make war on humans 76
12 Animals may be used 78
13 Dominion and property 79
14 The limits to power 84
15 Animals as utilities 87
16 Nature teaches mutual aid 88
17 Dominion as power 91
18 Critique of the principle of domination 92
19 Dominion is social 95
Pt. III Justice, rights and obligations 99
1 Justice requires friendship 101
2 No friendship with irrational creatures 102
3 Exclusion from friendship is not rational 105
4 The government of animals 112
5 Animals have no intrinsic rights 116
6 Cruelty is not natural 119
7 No justice without equality 121
8 Differences do not justify inequality 124
9 Duties to animals are indirect 126
10 Animals are not constitutional persons 127
11 The inalienable rights of animals 129
12 All nature suffers 132
13 Limits to the rights over animals 134
14 Duty to minimize suffering 135
15 Duties to animals are direct 138
16 The principle of animal rights 141
17 Pity for animals 148
18 Duties to life 152
19 Outside the scope of the theory of justice 154
20 The rights of animals 156
21 All animals are equal 162
22 Constraints and animals 167
23 The feminist challenge 174
24 The struggle for animal rights 176
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