Regan appeals to the benefit of the doubt as a reason to include some animals within the scope of his arguments about the rights of animals. I think the informal appeal to the benefit of the doubt can be fleshed out and made more compelling. What I shall do differs from his project, however. It is narrower in scope, because I shall focus on a single issue, the dietary use of animals. On another dimension, though, I aim to do more. Regan thinks that it is “not unreasonable” to extend the benefit of the doubt, and that it is better to do so. I shall be arguing that it is unreasonable not to do so.
|Keywords||Animal Ethics Moral Risk Ethics of Eating Applied Ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
The Anthropocentric Paradigm and the Posibility of Animal Ethics.Elisa Aaltola - 2010 - Ethics and the Environment 15 (1):pp. 27-50.
Innocent Threats and the Moral Problem of Carnivorous Animals.Rainer Ebert & Tibor R. Machan - 2012 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (2):146-159.
The Ethics of Animal Experimentation: A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal.Donna Yarri - 2005 - Oup Usa.
The Case for Animal Rights.Tom Regan - 2009 - In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Noûs. Oxford University Press. pp. 425-434.
Food Fight! Davis Versus Regan on the Ethics of Eating Beef.Andy Lamey - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (2):331–348.
Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals: An Introduction with Readings.Rosalind Hursthouse - 2000 - Routledge.
Animals, Rights, and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethics.Stephen Thomas Newmyer - 2006 - Routledge.
Is Equal Moral Consideration Really Compatible with Unequal Moral Status?John Rossi - 2010 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 20 (3):251-276.
Regan on the Lifeboat Problem: A Defense.Julian H. Franklin - 2001 - Environmental Ethics 23 (2):189-201.
The Moral Footprint of Animal Products.Krzysztof Saja - 2013 - Agriculture and Human Values 30 (2):193–202.
Animal Ethics: Toward an Ethics of Responsiveness.Kelly Oliver - 2010 - Research in Phenomenology 40 (2):267-280.
Making Risk-Benefit Assessments of Medical Research Protocols.Alex Rajczi - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 32 (2):338-348.
Added to index2011-05-23
Total downloads52 ( #101,886 of 2,178,228 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #166,094 of 2,178,228 )
How can I increase my downloads?