Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | February 15, 2002

byDavid DeGrazia

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Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores theimplications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research. Animal Rights distinguishes itself by combining intellectual rigour with accessibility, offering a distinct moral voice with a non-polemical tone.

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Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of mental lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals' moral status and rights, and examining their mental lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores theimplications for how we should treat animals in con...

David DeGrazia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the author of Taking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status (1996) and of numerous articles in philosophy and ethics journals He is also co-editor, with Thomas Mappes, of Biomedical Ethics (2001). Currently he is resea...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.42 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192853600

ISBN - 13:9780192853608

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction to the Issues2. The Moral Status of Animals3. What Animals are Like4. The Harms of Suffering, Confinement, and Death5. Meat-Eating6. Keeping Pets and Zoo Animals7. Animal Research8. Epilogue