The Case for Animal Rights

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University of California Press, 1985 - Nature - 425 pages
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Examines the philosophical aspects of the treatment of animals and argues that animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment
  

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User Review  - Rory Armstrong - Goodreads

A very good, but heavy read. The book covers the philosophical aspects of the animal rights movement, taking into consideration the awareness of animals, the complexity of animal awareness, animal ... Read full review

Review: The Case for Animal Rights

User Review  - Earl Biringer - Goodreads

There is only one rational basis for thinking about ethics, and that is the reality of suffering. Regan does not realize that it is irrelevant whether his rights-based theory is internally coherent ... Read full review

Contents

THE COMPLEXITY OF ANIMAL AWARENESS
34
ANIMAL WELFARE
82
ETHICAL THINKING AND THEORY
121
INDIRECT DUTY VIEWS
150
DIRECT DUTY VIEWS
195
5 Utilitarianism and Speciesism
226
JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
232
4 Inherent Value and Reverence for Life
241
THE RIGHTS VIEW
266
IMPLICATIONS OF THE RIGHTS VIEW
330
Epilogue
399
Index
419
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About the author (1985)

Tom Regan is Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University and is the author of, among other books, Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings (with Andrew Linzey, 1988); Bloomsbury's Prophet: G.E. Moore and the Development of His Moral Philosophy (1986), The Struggle for Animal Rights, In Defense of Animal Rights, and Defending Animal Rights. He is co-founder, with his wife, Nancy, of the Culture and Animals Foundation.

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