ASEBL Journal 14 (1):26-30 (2019)

Nicolas Delon
New College of Florida
Commentary on Shawn Thompson's "Supporting Ape Rights". My response to Wise’s and Thompson’s strategy is two-fold: 1) personhood is neither strictly deter-mined by cognitive facts nor fruitfully construed in Kantian terms, and 2) personhood is not what matters when it comes to animal protection. To conclude, 3) I hint at an alternative, or complementary, avenue for change.
Keywords personhood  apes  nonhuman rights  moral status  animal advocacy
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