Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions

Paperback | November 11, 2005

EditorCass R. Sunstein, Martha C. Nussbaum

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Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and theability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals is being fundamentallyrethought. This book offers a state-of-the-art treatment of that rethinking.

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Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and theability of animals to make their own choices fr...

Cass R. Sunstein is Karl Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago and Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago. Together, they previously edited Clones and Cloning. They are frequent contributors to popular journals and newspapers. Sunstein's recent book...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:November 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago: Introduction: What Are Animal Rights?Part I: Current Debates1. Stephen M. Wise, Vermont Law School: Animal Rights, One Step At A Time2. Richard A. Posner, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School: Animal Rights: Legal, Philosophical, and Pragmatic Perspectives3. Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University: Ethics Beyond Species and Beyond Instincts: A Reply to Richard Posner4. Cora Diamond, Kenan Professor and University Professor Emerita at the University of Virginia: Eating Meat and Eating People5. Gary L. Francione, Professor of Law and Nicholas de B. Katzenbach Distinguished Scholar of Law and Philosophy, Rutgers University School of Law--Newark: Taking Animal Interests Seriously6. Richard A. Epstein, James Parker Hall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, Peter and Kirsten Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution: Animals As Objects, or Subjects, of Rights7. James Rachels, University Professor of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham: Drawing Lines8. Lesley J. Rogers and Gisela Kaplan, both Professors of Neuroscience and Animal Behavior at the University of New England, Australia: All Animals Are Not Equal: The Interface Between Scientific Knowledge and Legislation for Animal RightsPart II: New Directions9. David J. Wolfson, senior associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy LLP, Lecturer in Law Harvard Law School, and adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Mariann Sullivan, Deputy Chief Court Attorney at the New York State Appellate Division, First Department, formerchair of the animal law committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York: Foxes in the Hen House: Animals, Agribusiness, and the Law10. David Favre: Professor, Michigan State University DCL College of Law: A New Property Status for Animals: Equitable Self-Ownership11. Cass R. Sunstein, University of Chicago: Can Animals Sue?12. Catharine A. MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and long-term visitor, University of Chicago Law School: Of Mice and Men: A Feminist Fragment on Animal Rights13. Elizabeth Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Animal Rights and the Values of Nonhuman Life14. Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago: "Beyond Compassion and Humanity": Justice for Non-Human Animals

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"Several chapters...discuss political and legal changes that could drastically improve the lives of animals without giving them rights or personhood. ...This is a book political decision makers should read."--The Law and Politics Book Review