Animal Rights Debate / Edition 1

Animal Rights Debate / Edition 1

by Carl Cohen, Tom Regan
     
 

The co-authors of this text represent opposite poles of the philosophical debate on animal rights. In the first section, Cohen (philosophy, U. of Michigan) defends "speciesism" and the use of animals for food and research. In the second section, Regan (philosophy, North Carolina State U.) presents the case for animal rights. Finally, each of the authors replies to the… See more details below

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The co-authors of this text represent opposite poles of the philosophical debate on animal rights. In the first section, Cohen (philosophy, U. of Michigan) defends "speciesism" and the use of animals for food and research. In the second section, Regan (philosophy, North Carolina State U.) presents the case for animal rights. Finally, each of the authors replies to the other's arguments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900847696634
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition

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Table of Contents

Preface
In Defense of the Use of Animals
1The Moral Problem of Animal Use3
2The Factual Setting of Animal Experimentation11
3Rights and Interests17
4If Animals Had Rights21
5Why Animals Do Not Have Rights27
6Why Animals Are Mistakenly Believed to Have Rights41
7The Moral Inequality of Species: Why "Speciesism" Is Right59
8Spurious Scientific Arguments against the Use of Animals69
9What Good Does Animal Experimentation Do?85
10The Proven Accomplishments of Animal Research119
The Case for Animal Rights
11From Indifference to Advocacy127
12Animal Exploitation135
13The Nature and Importance of Rights151
14Indirect Duty Views157
15Direct Duty Views175
16Human Rights191
17Animal Rights207
Reply to Tom Regan223
Reply to Carl Cohen263
Index311
About the Authors323

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