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Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice

 
 
 
 
Animal Rights: Moral Theory and Practice
Author: Mark Rowlands
ISBN 13: 9780230219458
ISBN 10: 230219454
Edition: 2nd ed. 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2009-08-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
List Price: $37.00
 
 

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.

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Defends the novel position that certain ideas deriving from the social contract tradition in philosophy--the tradition which sees moral rights as deriving from implicit agreements between individuals--can be used to justify the claim that our obligations to non-human animals are more substantial than we commonly think. Argues that at least some kinds of non-human animals are bearers of moral rights, and critiques accounts of writers such as Peter Singer and Tom Regan. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.