The Animals Issue: Moral Theory in Practice

Cambridge University Press (1992)
Do animals have moral rights? In contrast to the philosophical gurus of the animal rights movement, whose opinion has held moral sway in recent years, Peter Carruthers here claims that they do not. He explores a variety of moral theories, arguing that animals lack direct moral significance. This provocative but judiciously argued book will appeal to all those interested in animal rights, whatever their initial standpoint. It will also serve as a lively introduction to ethics, demonstrating why theoretical issues in ethics actually matter.
Keywords Animal rights
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Call number HV4708.C38 1992
ISBN(s) 0521430925   0521436893   9780521436892  
DOI 10.2307/2220432
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