Rawlsian resources for animal ethics

Ethics and the Environment 12 (1):1-22 (2007)
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: This article considers what contribution the work of John Rawls can make to questions about animal ethics. It argues that there are more normative resources in A Theory of Justice for a concern with animal welfare than some of Rawls's critics acknowledge. However, the move from A Theory of Justice to Political Liberalism sees a depletion of normative resources in Rawlsian thought for addressing animal ethics. The article concludes by endorsing the implication of A Theory of Justice that we look for ways other than rights discourse to respect and protect the well-being of animals
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Elizabeth Anderson (2004). Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life. In Cass R. Sunstein & Martha Craven Nussbaum (eds.), Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. Oxford University Press. 277.
Paula Casal (2003). Is Multiculturalism Bad for Animals? Journal of Political Philosophy 11 (1):1–22.

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Robert Garner (2012). Much Ado About Nothing?: Barry, Justice and Animals. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (3):363-376.
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