Political Theory of Animal Rights

Political Theory of Animal Rights

by Robert Garner
     
 

This book seeks to examine the impact on political thinking of regarding animals as morally important beings. Garner notes how political theorists have largely neglected the effect on political thinking of incorporating the interests of animals. Yet, he argues, the case for granting them a high moral status is practically unanswerable. As a result, the author

Overview

This book seeks to examine the impact on political thinking of regarding animals as morally important beings. Garner notes how political theorists have largely neglected the effect on political thinking of incorporating the interests of animals. Yet, he argues, the case for granting them a high moral status is practically unanswerable. As a result, the author challenges the presumption that political theory is about the"'human question". He seeks to identify the political ideology that is best able to further the interests of animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719067105
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Series:
Perspectives on Democratization
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.73(h) x 0.84(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Garner is Reader in Politics at the University of Leicester.

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