Animal Rights: A Historical Anthology

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Andrew Linzey, Paul A. B. Clarke
Columbia University Press, 1990 - Nature - 193 pages
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This comprehensive and diverse anthology, the only one of its kind, illuminates the complex evolution of moral thought regarding animals and includes writings from ancient Greece to the present. Animal Rights reveals the ways in which a variety of thinkers have addressed such issues as our ethical responsibilities for the welfare of animals, whether animals have rights, and what it means to be human.

 

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Contents

Creation of the Universe PLATO
3
Animals are not Political ARISTOTLE
6
Animals are not Rational Creatures St THOMAS AQUINAS
7
The Human and the Beast NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
12
Animals as Automata RENE DESCARTES
14
Animals have no Language THOMAS HOBBES
17
Understanding in Animals JOHN LOCKE
21
A Response to Locke GEORGE BERKELEY
25
Animals as Utilities HENRY SIDGWICK
87
Nature Teaches Mutual Aid PETER KROPOTKIN
88
Dominion as Power BERTRAND RUSSELL
91
Critique of the Principle of Domination MAX HORKHEIMER
92
Dominion is Social ROSALIND COWARD
95
Justice Rights and Obligations
99
Justice Requires Friendship ARISTOTLE
101
No Friendship with Irrational Creatures St THOMAS AQUINAS
102

Of the Reason of Animals DAVID HUME
27
On Animal Souls GW LEIBNIZ
29
Freedom of the Will JEANJACQUES ROUSSEAU
32
Organic Difference JOHANN G HERDER
34
Animals have no Concepts ARTUR SCHOPENHAUER
37
Animals are not SelfAware GWF HEGEL
39
An Animal is not a Species Being KARL MARX
42
On the Genius of Species FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
44
The Lure of the Simple Distinction MARY MIDGLEY
47
Dominion and the Limits to Power
51
The Golden Age PLATO
53
Animals are for Our Use ARISTOTLE
56
Rational Domination St AUGUSTINE
59
Unrestricted Dominion St THOMAS AQUINAS
60
Difference does Not Justify Domination MICHEL E de MONTAIGNE
64
Animals in the Cosmic Hierarchy RICHARD HOOKER
66
The Right of Nature THOMAS HOBBES
67
Dominion is Subject to Law SAMUEL PUFENDORF
68
The Workmanship Model JOHN LOCKE
71
Responsibility to the Weak ALEXANDER POPE
72
Animals do Not Make War on Humans JEANJACQUES ROUSSEAU
76
Animals may be Used IMMANUEL KANT
78
Dominion and Property JOHANN GOTTLIEB FICHTE
79
The Limits to Power JOHN STUART MILL
84
Exclusion from Friendship is Not Rational MICHEL E de MONTAIGNE
105
The Government of Animals THOMAS HOBBES
112
Animals have no Intrinsic Rights SAMUEL PUFENDORF
116
Cruelty is Not Natural JOHN LOCKE
119
No Justice Without Equality DAVID HUME
121
Differences do Not Justify Inequality HUMPHRY PRIMATT
124
Duties to Animals are Indirect IMMANUEL KANT
126
Animals are Not Constitutional Persons JAMES MADISON
127
The Inalienable Rights of Animals HERMAN DAGGETT
129
All Nature Suffers WILLIAM GODWIN
132
Limits to the Rights over Animals ARTUR SCHOPENHAUER
134
Duty to Minimize Suffering JEREMY BENTHAM
135
Duties to Animals are Direct JOHN STUART MILL
138
The Principle of Animal Rights HENRY SALT
141
Pity for Animals FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE
148
Duties to Life ALBERT SCHWEITZER
152
Outside the Scope of the Theory of Justice JOHN RAWLS
154
The Rights of Animals BRIGID BROPHY
156
All Animals are Equal PETER SINGER
162
Constraints and Animals ROBERT NOZICK
167
The Feminist Challenge LYNDA BIRKE
174
The Struggle for Animal Rights TOM REGAN
176
Biographical Notes
187
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Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, and Bede Jarrett Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars. He is also honorary professor in theology at Birmingham University and special professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He has written or edited twenty books, including Aninal Theology, Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care, and Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics.

Paul Barry Clarke, as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, has written and edited over twelve books in political philosophy. He is the author of Autonomy Unbound, Deep Citizenship, and Citizenship, and has recently coedited and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought.

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