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Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice / Edition 2

Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice / Edition 2

by Mark RowlandsMark Rowlands
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The question of the nature and extent of our moral obligations to non-human animals has featured prominently in recent moral debate. This book defends the novel position that a contradictarian moral theory can be used to justify the claim that animals possess a substantial and wide-ranging set of moral rights. Critiquing the rival accounts of Peter Singer and Tom Regan, this study shows how an influential form of the social contract idea can be extended to make sense of the concept of animal rights.

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ISBN-13: 9780230219458
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/21/2009
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2009
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MARK ROWLANDS is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, USA. He is author of a dozen books, translated into more than twenty languages. These include The Body in Mind (1999), The Nature of Consciousness (2001), Animals Like Us (2002) and Body Language (2006). His autobiography, The Philosopher and the Wolf was published in 2008.

Table of Contents

Animal Rights and Moral Theories Arguing for One's Species Utilitarianism and Animals: Peter Singer's Case for Animal Liberation Tom Regan: Animal Rights as Natural Rights Virtue Ethics and Animals Contractarianism and Animal Rights Animal Minds Index

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