Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice / Edition 2

Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice / Edition 2

by Mark Rowlands
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230219446

ISBN-13: 9780230219441

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book defends the novel position that certain ideas deriving from the social contract tradition in philosophy - the tradition which sees moral rights as deriving from implicit agreements between individuals - can be used to justify the claim that our obligations to them are far more substantial than we commonly think. Critiquing the rival accounts of writers such…  See more details below

Overview

This book defends the novel position that certain ideas deriving from the social contract tradition in philosophy - the tradition which sees moral rights as deriving from implicit agreements between individuals - can be used to justify the claim that our obligations to them are far more substantial than we commonly think. Critiquing the rival accounts of writers such as Peter Singer and Tom Regan, this groundbreaking book shows how an influential form of the social contact idea can be used to make sense of and justify the concept of animal rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230219441
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1Animal Rights: a Contractarian Defence1
2Arguing for One's Species12
3Liberalism and the Expanding Circle31
4Utilitarianism and Animals: Peter Singer's Case for Animal Liberation62
5Tom Regan: Animal Rights as Natural Rights87
6Contractarianism and Animal Rights120
7Animal Minds159
Notes184
Index190

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