Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy

Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the

  • Title: Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy
  • Author: Julian H. Franklin
  • ISBN: 9780231134224
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans, writes Julian H Franklin This theoretically rigorous book will reassure the committed, help the uncertain to decide, and arm the polemicist.Animals obviously cannot have a right of free speech or a right to vote because they lack the relevant capacities But their right to life and to be free of exploitation is no less fundamental than the corresponding right of humans, writes Julian H Franklin This theoretically rigorous book will reassure the committed, help the uncertain to decide, and arm the polemicist.Franklin examines all the major arguments for animal rights proposed to date and extends the philosophy in new directions Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy begins by considering the utilitarian argument of equal respect for animals advocated by Peter Singer and, even favorably, the rights approach that has been advanced by Tom Regan Despite their merits, both are found wanting as theoretical foundations for animal rights Franklin also examines the ecofeminist argument for an ethics of care and several rationalist arguments before concluding that Kant s categorical imperative can be expanded to form a basis for an ethical system that includes all sentient beings Franklin also discusses compassion as applied to animals, encompassing Albert Schweitzer s ethics of reverence for life He concludes his analysis by considering conflicts of rights between animals and humans.

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  • Surprisingly, Franklin founds his animal rights argument in Kant. He does this by arguing, first, that humans are only a subset of the sentient creatures that deserve not to be treated as means. He then (re)bases the categorical imperative on this point. His other primary argument is for the rights owed moral patients, which saves babies, animals, and other marginal cases from being used for food or medical experiments. This point relies to an extent on Regan's argument, contra Singer, that lif [...]


  • Not an easiest read due to the philosophical nature of the text, but it had some interesting ideas on different topics. The book also featured a short overview of some of the main philosophic approaches to animal rights.


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