Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions / Edition 1

Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions / Edition 1

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Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions / Edition 1

Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals is being fundamentally rethought. This book offers a state-of-the-art treatment of that rethinking.

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ISBN-13: 9780195305104
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/24/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 842,745
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Are Animal Rights?, Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago
Part I: Current Debates
1. Animal Rights, One Step At A Time, Stephen M. Wise, Vermont Law School
2. Animal Rights: Legal, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Perspectives, Richard A. Posner, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School
3. Ethics Beyond Species and Beyond Instincts: A Reply to Richard Posner, Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
4. Eating Meat and Eating People, Cora Diamond, Kenan Professor and University Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia
5. Taking Animal Interests Seriously, Gary L. Francione, Professor of Law and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers University School of Law—Newark
6. Animals As Objects, or Subjects, of Rights, Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Peter and Kirsten Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution
7. Drawing Lines, James Rachels, University Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham
8. All Animals Are Not Equal: The Interface Between Scientific Knowledge and Legislation for Animal Rights, Lesley J. Rogers and Gisela Kaplan, both Professors of Neuroscience and Animal Behavior at the University of New England, Australia
Part II: New Directions
9. Foxes in the Hen House: Animals, Agribusiness, and the Law, David J. Wolfson, senior associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Lecturer in Law Harvard Law School, and adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Mariann Sullivan, Deputy Chief Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, former chair of the animal law committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
10. A New Property Status for Animals: Equitable Self-Ownership, David Favre: Professor, Michigan State University DCL College of Law
11. Can Animals Sue?, Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago
12. Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and long-term visitor, University of Chicago Law School
13. Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life, Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
14. "Beyond Compassion and Humanity": Justice for Non-Human Animals, Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago

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