Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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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 non-human animals are more substantial than we commonly think. Argues that at least some kinds of non-human animals are bearers of moral rights, and critiques accounts of writers such as Peter Singer and Tom Regan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230219441
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARK ROWLANDS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami and author of ten books including Animals Like Us (2002), The Philosopher at the End of the Universe (2003), The Nature of Consciousness (2001) and Body Language (2006).

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Table of Contents

Animals and Moral Theory
Arguing for Ones Species
Utilitarianism and Animal Rights
Animal Rights as Natural Rights
Contractarianism and Animal Rights
Virtue Ethics and Animals
Animal Minds

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