Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition: Situating Animals in Hare's Two Level Utilitarianism

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Drawing heavily on recent empirical research to update R.M. Hare's two-level utilitarianism and expand Hare's treatment of "intuitive level rules," Gary Varner considers in detail the theory's application to animals while arguing that Hare should have recognized a hierarchy of persons, near-persons, & the merely sentient

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