Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation

Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation

by Tzachi Zamir
     
 

ISBN-10: 069113328X

ISBN-13: 9780691133287

Pub. Date: 08/27/2007

Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Ethics and the Beast is a significant contribution to the literature on animals and how we should treat them. It introduces new and distinctive arguments in an important area of applied ethics. It seeks to show that it is possible to reach radical conclusions about the treatment of animals—that we should not eat them, or use them in biomedical research

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"Ethics and the Beast is a significant contribution to the literature on animals and how we should treat them. It introduces new and distinctive arguments in an important area of applied ethics. It seeks to show that it is possible to reach radical conclusions about the treatment of animals—that we should not eat them, or use them in biomedical research—while using arguments that, for the most part, take our common attitudes as they are."—Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation

"This book offers much fresh insight regarding the relationship—specifically, the compatibility—between pro-human bias and animal liberation. It also illuminates several specific issues concerning animals, such as what ought to count as exploiting them and when using them is morally acceptable. And the discussion of animal-assisted therapy is especially welcome given its neglect in the literature."—David DeGrazia, author of Taking Animals Seriously

"Ethics and the Beast is a breath of fresh air in a controversy that has sometimes become a bit stale. This freshness is both a matter of style and content. As far as style goes, the book is very readable, short, and sometimes even punchy. The book takes a relatively uncommon line, and its coverage is quite broad."—Dale Jamieson, author of Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691133287
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Ethics and Beasts
Is Speciesism Opposed to Liberationism?     3
Why Animals Matter     16
Killing
Killing for Pleasure     35
Killing for Knowledge     57
Using
Use or Exploitation?     91
Culinary Use     95
Therapeutic Use     113
Recreational Use     125
Conclusion     135
Index     137

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