Making Better Sense of Animal Disenhancement: A Reply to Henschke

NanoEthics 8 (1):101-109 (2014)

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Marcus Schultz-Bergin
Cleveland State University
Abstract
In "Making Sense of Animal Disenhancement" Adam Henschke provides a framework for fully understanding and evaluating animal disenhancement. His conclusion is that animal disenhancement is neither morally nor pragmatically justified. In this paper I argue that Henschke misapplies his own framework for understanding disenhancement, resulting in a stronger conclusion than is justified. In diagnosing his misstep, I argue that the resources he has provided us, combined with my refinements, result in two new avenues for inquiry: an application of concepts from political theory to disenhancement, and an inquiry in to the mode of valuation that underlies industrial animal agriculture and disenhancement proposals
Keywords Animal disenhancement  Animal rights  Ethical theory  Food ethics  Reasons  Ideal theory  Nonideal theory  Value  Justice  Animal welfare
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DOI 10.1007/s11569-014-0190-1
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