Defending Animal Rights

Defending Animal Rights

by Tom Regan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252074165

ISBN-13: 9780252074165

Pub. Date: 12/29/2006

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Along with Peter Singer, Tom Regan (philosophy, North Carolina State U.) is co-premier of animal rights philosophy, a reputation established with The Case for Animal Rights (1985). This volume of shorter pieces reflects Regan's thinking over the past decade. Besides chapters on the meaning and repercussions of animal rights and animal liberation, two chapters address

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Along with Peter Singer, Tom Regan (philosophy, North Carolina State U.) is co-premier of animal rights philosophy, a reputation established with The Case for Animal Rights (1985). This volume of shorter pieces reflects Regan's thinking over the past decade. Besides chapters on the meaning and repercussions of animal rights and animal liberation, two chapters address being an employee of an organization that experiments or uses animals (Regan's employer, he says, yearly kills thousands of animals). Two other chapters compare animal rights to, on the one hand, the causes for gay and lesbian rights, and on the other, the rights of African/American slaves. Regan's central thesis can be summed up as anti-utilitarian and Kantian, and is opposed to those (like Singer) wanting animal liberation without necessarily advocating rights. Regan argues that because non-human animals are similar to humans (both, for example, believe, remember, intend, and experience fear, anger, and loneliness), the two groups have a "basic moral right to respectful treatment."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074165
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
12/29/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Ethical Theory and Animals
1(27)
Animal Liberation: What's in a Name?
28(11)
The Case for Animal Rights: A Decade's Passing
39(27)
Mapping Human Rights
66(19)
Putting People in Their Place
85(21)
Patterns of Resistance
106(33)
Understanding Animal Rights Violence
139(11)
Ivory Towers Should Not a Prison Make
150(14)
Work, Hypocrisy, and Integrity
164(13)
Index 177

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