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On Moral Considerability: An Essay on Who Morally Matters
     

On Moral Considerability: An Essay on Who Morally Matters

by Mark H. Bernstein
 

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In this fresh and powerfully argued book, Mark Bernstein identifies the qualities that make an entity deserving of moral consideration. It is frequently assumed that only (normal) human beings count. Bernstein argues instead for "experientialism"—the view that having conscious experiences is necessary and sufficient for moral standing. He

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In this fresh and powerfully argued book, Mark Bernstein identifies the qualities that make an entity deserving of moral consideration. It is frequently assumed that only (normal) human beings count. Bernstein argues instead for "experientialism"—the view that having conscious experiences is necessary and sufficient for moral standing. He demonstrates that this position requires us to include many non-human animals in our moral realm, but not to the extent that many deep ecologists champion.

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"The subject of Mark Bernstein's thoughtful book is what makes something morally considerable....[The] arguments are always cogent, and, in my opinion, in many cases compelling....[an] excellent book."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195123913
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

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University of Texas, San Antonio

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