Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights


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Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights by Tom Regan, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

In this companion volume to Animal Rights, Human Wrongs: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Regan (emeritus, philosophy, North Carolina State U. in Raleigh) turns to more concrete matters in his ongoing project to advance animal rights. He describes and denounces the violence against animals involved in turning them into food, clothes, performers, competitors (such as in hunting and rodeo), and tools. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742533523
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

Tom Regan is emeritus professor of philosophy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The author of more than twenty books, he is universally recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement. Among his most well-known works on animal rights are The Case for Animal Rights (1983), The Struggle for Animal Rights (1987), Defending Animal Rights (2001), and, with Carl Cohen, The Animal Rights Debate (2001).

Table of Contents

Part 1 PROLOGUE: The Cat Part 2 PART I NORMAN ROCKWELL AMERICANS Chapter 3 Who Are You Animal Rights Advocates Anyway? Chapter 4 How Did You Get That Way? Part 5 PART II MORAL RIGHTS: WHAT THEY ARE AND WHY THEY MATTER Chapter 6 Human Rights Chapter 7 Animal Rights Part 8 PART III SAYING AND DOING Chapter 9 What We Learn from Alice Part 10 PART IV THE METAMORPHOSES Chapter 11 Turning Animals into Food Chapter 12 Turning Animals into Clothes Chapter 13 Turning Animals into Performers Chapter 14 Turning Animals into Competitors Chapter 15 Turning Animals into Tools Part 16 PART V MANY HANDS ON MANY OARS Chapter 17 "Yes . . . but . . ." Chapter 18 EPILOGUE The Cat

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The book you are holding in your hands is, in my estimation, the single best introduction to the topic of animal rights ever written.

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