A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World by Robert GarnerA Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World by Robert Garner

A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal World

byRobert Garner

Paperback | July 5, 2013

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Are animals worthy recipients of justice? If so, what do we owe them, and what is to be gained by using the language of justice when considering our duties toward them? This innovative book argues that not only are animals worthy recipients of justice, but that the language of justice offers astronger base of claims for animal advocates than does the language of ethics or morality. Contending that a genuinely political theory of animal rights must go beyond the level of ideal theory, this is the first account of animal ethics to use nonideal theory to plot a course from where we are nowto where we want to be. Robert Garner argues that a valid theory of justice for animals should be rights-based, and that animals have a right to not suffer at the hands of humans. At the same time, he argues that humans have a greater interest in life and liberty than most species of nonhuman animals. Tackling animalethics as it relates to justice and non-ideal theory, this is a seminal work that will challenge traditional approaches and offer a compelling new vision of animal justice.
Robert Garner is Professor of Politics at the University of Leicester in the UK.
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Title:A Theory of Justice for Animals: Animal Rights in a Nonideal WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 5, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199936331

ISBN - 13:9780199936335

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Animals, Justice and Nonideal Theory2. Contractarianism, Animals and Justice3. Why Animals Need Justice4. Indirect Duties, Virtue Ethics and Animals5. The Animal Welfare Ethic6. Animal Rights and Justice7. Three Positions Rejected8. Animal Rights as Ideal and Nonideal Theory9. The Argument From Marginal Cases Revisited10. Conclusion