Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? / Edition 1

Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? / Edition 1

by Gary Francione
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566396921

ISBN-13: 9781566396929

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Temple University Press

"Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? provides a guidebook to examining our social and personal ethical beliefs. It takes us through concepts of property and equal consideration to arrive at the basic contention of animal rights: that everyone - human and non-human - has the right not to be treated as a means to an end. Along the way, it illuminates…  See more details below

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"Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? provides a guidebook to examining our social and personal ethical beliefs. It takes us through concepts of property and equal consideration to arrive at the basic contention of animal rights: that everyone - human and non-human - has the right not to be treated as a means to an end. Along the way, it illuminates concepts and theories that all of us use but few of us understand - the nature of "rights" and "interests," for example, and the theories of Locke, Descartes, and Bentham." "Filled with fascinating information and cogent arguments, this is a book that you may love or hate, but that will never fail to inform, enlighten, and educate."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566396929
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Forewordix
Acknowledgmentsxv
Introductionxix
1The Diagnosis: Our Moral Schizophrenia about Animals1
2Vivisection: A Trickier Question31
3The Cause of Our Moral Schizophrenia: Animals as Property50
4The Cure for Our Moral Schizophrenia: The Principle of Equal Consideration81
5Robots, Religion, and Rationality103
6Having Our Cow and Eating Her Too: Bentham's Mistake130
7Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?151
AppendixTwenty Questions (and Answers)167
Notes189
Index225
Photographs

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