Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (5):569-587 (2011)

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Julia Tanner
Durham University
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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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