Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (5):569-587 (2011)
|Abstract||Mark Rowlands argues that, contrary to the dominant view, a Rawlsian theory of justice can legitimately be applied to animals. One of the implications of doing so, Rowlands argues, is an end to animal experimentation. I will argue, contrary to Rowlands, that under a Rawlsian theory there may be some circumstances where it is justifiable to use animals as experimental test subjects (where the individual animals are benefited by the experiments)|
|Keywords||Rawls Rowlands contractarianism animals experimentation justice difference principle benefits principle reflective equilibrium original position, veil of ignorance.|
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