Comparing Lives: Rush Rhees on Humans and Animals

Philosophical Investigations 34 (3):287-311 (2011)

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Matthew Pianalto
Eastern Kentucky University
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In several posthumously published writings about the differences between humans and animals, Rush Rhees criticises the view that human lives are more important than (or superior to) animal lives. Rhees' views may seem to be in sympathy with more recent critiques of “speciesism.” However, the most commonly discussed anti-speciesist moral frameworks – which take the capacity of sentience as the criterion of moral considerability – are inadequate. Rhees' remark that both humans and animals can be loved points towards a different way of accounting for the moral considerability of humans and animals that avoid the problems of the capacity-based approaches
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9205.2011.01447.x
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