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Animal rights and moral philosophy

Julian H. Franklin

Animal rights and moral philosophy

by Julian H. Franklin

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementJulian H. Franklin.
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LC ClassificationsHV
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 151 p. ;
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22612371M
ISBN 100231134223

  About the Book. More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position. Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan. Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal : Columbia University Press.

animal-rights movement, diverse individuals and groups concerned with protecting animals from perceived abuse or misuse. Supporters are specifically concerned with the use of animals for medical and cosmetics testing, the killing of animals for furs, hunting for pleasure, and the raising of livestock in restrictive or inhumane quarters, so-called factory farming. Animals, Men and Morals: An Inquiry into the Maltreatment of Non-humans is a collection of essays on animal rights, edited by Oxford philosophers Stanley and Roslind Godlovitch, both from Canada, and John Harris from the UK. The editors were members of the Oxford Group, a group of postgraduate philosophy students and others based at the University of Oxford from , who began raising the Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London, Grove Press, New York.

Gollancz were keen to go ahead, and the book was published a few months later as Animals, Men and Morals in The period was a fertile one for the development of the concept of animal rights, both at the academic and activist level. From onwards, a series of articles by Tom Regan led to his The Case for Animal Rights (), in which he argues that nonhuman animals are "subjects-of-a-life", and therefore possessors of moral rights, a work regarded as a key text in animal rights theory.


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Animal rights and moral philosophy by Julian H. Franklin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Franklin examines all the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and extends the philosophy in new directions.

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom by:   Franklin examines all the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and extends the philosophy in new directions.

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan. Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal rights.

Regan's newest book, Animal Rights, Human Wrongs: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, is a fine example of what makes Tom Regan famous for his work in animal rights.

This book reveals philosophy at its best: readable explanations and critques of moral theories, theory brought to bear on pressing contemporary moral issues and mind-catching examples to illuminate by: A look at the limitations of the philosophy behind animal rights and why it matters The Moral Menagerie offers a broad philosophical analysis of the recent debate over animal rights.

Marc Fellenz locates the debate in its historical and social contexts, traces its roots in the history of Western philosophy, and analyzes the most important arguments that have been offered on both by: Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan.

Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal rights. Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan.

Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal rights/5. Edited by Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock, this book employs different ethical lenses, including classical deontology, libertarianism, commonsense morality, virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and the capabilities approach, to explore the philosophical basis for the strong animal rights view, which holds that animals have moral rights equal in strength to the rights of humans, while also addressing what are undoubtedly the most serious challenges to the strong animal rights 5/5(1).

Book Info Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy. Book Description: Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities.

But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans. Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy. Excerpt. My purpose in this book is to rework the theory of animal rights and suggest some new directions.

By animal rights I do not mean a utilitarian theory of animal liberation in Peter Singer's sense. Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even more favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan.

Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal : Julian H. Franklin. The Animal Rights/Environmental Ethics Debate: The Environmental Perspective (SUNY series in Philosophy and Biology) by Eugene C.

Hargrove | Jul 1, Paperback. More than twenty years after its original publication, The Case for Animal Rights is an acknowledged classic of moral philosophy, and its author is recognized as the intellectual leader of the animal rights movement.

In a new and fully considered preface, Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position/5. The “About This Book” section mentions three main moral theories, but also a discussion of animal minds (clearly a metaphysical issue, not an ethical one), activism, some specific animal issues (wearing animals, owning pets, etc.), and other assorted topics/5(11).

This book concerns itself with the theoretical and practical issues related to animals and morality. The origins of the book were themselves both theoretical and practical. Book Description: The Moral Menagerie offers a broad philosophical analysis of the recent debate over animal rights.

Marc Fellenz locates the debate in its historical and social contexts, traces its roots in the history of Western philosophy, and analyzes the most important arguments that have been offered on both sides. _xB__xB_Fellenz argues that the debate has been philosophically. "Tom Regan's now classic Case For Animal Rights blends careful argument with intense moral concern.

For two decades, where Regan has been taken seriously, animals have been better off 3/5(4). This book is written in an attempt to redress the balance. My view is that the case for the moral standing of animals is weak, and that the contrary case is, by contrast, very powerful.

In fact, I regard the present popular concern with animal rights in our culture as a reflection of moral decadence. Taking into consideration moral theories such as contractarianism, utilitarianism, and Kantian ethics, Regan provides the theoretical framework that grounds a responsible pro-animal rights perspective, and ultimately explores how asking moral questions about other animals can lead to.

Regan was the author of numerous books on the philosophy of animal rights, including The Case for Animal Rights (), one of a handful of studies that have significantly influenced the modern animal rights ion: BA (), Thiel College, MA ().

Summary Broadly construed, animal rights is an area of inquiry and debate that focuses on a variety of approaches to assessing the moral status of nonhuman animals. Animal Rights and Moral Theories Th e contemporary philosophical arm of the animal rights or liberation movement eff ectively began in with Peter Singer’s book Animal Liberation.1 In this work, and in subsequent devel-opment of its ideas,2 Singer argues that the moral theory known as.This is a very original book which examines new paths for studies in nonhuman animals and moral philosophy.

Addressing issues concerning animal ethics in metaethics, metaphilosophy, epistemology and moral psychology, it offers a previously unexplored approach.What gives an animal 'rights?' What makes product testing on animals wrong?

In Animal Rights, Human Wrongs prominent activist and philosopher Tom Regan skillfully puts forth the argument for animal rights through the exploration of two questions central to moral theory: What makes an act right? What makes an act wrong? Taking into consideration moral theories such as contractarianism.