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Animals & Ethics 101: Thinking Critically About Animal Rights

Author: Nathan Nobis
Subject: Philosophy
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Open Philosophy Press
ISBN: 9780692471289
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This book provides an overview of the current debates about the nature and extent of our moral obligations to animals. Which/ if any/ uses of animals are morally wrong/ which are morally permissible (i.e./ not wrong) and why? What/ if any/ moral obligations do we/ individually and as a society (and a global community)/ have towards animals and why? How should animals be treated? Why? We will explore the most influential and most developed answers to these questions – given by philosophers/ scientists/ and animal advocates and their critics – to try to determine which positions are supported by the best moral reasons.

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