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Animal Rights: All That Matters

Series: All That Matters

By: Mark Rowlands (Author)

147 pages, b/w photos

Hodder Education

Paperback | Jun 2013 | #202552 | ISBN-13: 9781444178845
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About this book

Animal Rights is a big deal. From animal testing to vegetarianism, and hunting to preservation of fish stocks, it's a topic that's always in the news. Mark Rowlands, author of The Philosopher and the Wolf, is the world's best known philosopher of animal rights. In this, the first introduction he has written to the topic, he starts by asking whether there is anything about humans that makes us psychologically or physiologically distinctive – so that there might be a moral justification for treating animals in a different way to how we treat humans. From this foundation, he goes on to explore specific issues of eating animals, experimentation, pets, hunting, zoos, predation and engineering animals. He ends with a challenging argument of how an improved understanding of animal ethics can and should affect readers' choices.


Contents

1. The Basic Argument
2. Animal Minds
3 .Eating Animals
4. Animal Experimentation
5. Animal Companions
6. Hunting and Sports
7. Zoos
8. Predation
9. Engineering Animals
10. What to Do?


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Biography

Mark Rowlands is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He took his doctorate from Oxford University, and has held academic positions in Britain, Ireland and the US. According to Wikipedia, he is well known for his work on the moral status of animals.

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