Monday, November 29, 2010

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Philosophy of Animal Rights by Tom Regan

The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.

Friday, November 26, 2010

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Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals by Rosalind Hursthouse

Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces one of three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She then proceeds to clearly explain how each approach encourages us to think about our treatment of animals. Every chapter is linked to a reading from a key exponent of each approach.

'Clear, insightful look at all sides of the argument about our treatment of animals.'
- Sunday Times
'Anyone who seriously worked through this book would become a very careful and critical thinker.'
- Nathan Nobis, Ph.D,  Department of Philosophy & Religion, Moorehouse College

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