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Animal Ethics by Robert Garner
Book DescriptionThis book is an attempt to lead the way through the moral maze that is our relationship with nonhuman animals. Written by an author with an established reputation in this field, the book takes the reader step by step through the main parameters of the debate, demonstrating at each turn the different positions adopted. In the second part of the book, the implications of holding each position for the ethical permissibility of what is done to animals - in laboratories, farms, the home and the wild - are explained. Garner starts by asking whether animals have any moral standing before moving on to assess exactly what degree of moral status ought to be accorded to them. It is suggested that whilst animals should not be granted the same moral status as humans, they are worthy of greater moral consideration than the orthodox animal welfare position allows. As a result, it is suggested that many of the ways we currently treat animals are morally illegitimate. In the final chapter, the issue of political praxis is tackled. How are reforms to the ways in which animals are treated to be achieved? This book suggests that currently dominant debates about insider status and direct action are less important than the question of agency. That is, the important question is not what is done to change the way animals are treated as much as whom is to be mobilised to join the cause. Students of philosophy, politics and environmental issues will find this an essential textbook.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745630793
(228mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Garner
Introduction to Politics, Paperback (February 2016)
Bringing together theory, comparative politics, and international relations, Introduction to Politics reflects the realities of modern global politics. An accessible writing style, analytical approach, and a wide range of international examples to contextualise the content make it the perfect foundation for first year politics students.
Ethics of Killing Animals, Hardback (October 2015)
While it is generally accepted that animal welfare matters morally, it is less clear how to morally evaluate the ending of an animal's life. This volume presents a collection of contributions from major thinkers in ethics and animal welfare, with a special focus on the moral evaluation of killing animals.
Theory of Justice for Animals, Hardback (August 2013)
This innovative book is the first to couch the debate about animals in the language of justice, and the first to develop both ideal and nonideal theories of justice for animals. It rejects the abolitionist animal rights position in favor of a revised version of animal rights centering on sentience.
Environmental Politics, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Robert Garner
The impact of the environment in general, and climate change in particular, is now entrenched as a key political concern. The comprehensively revised third edition of this popular text provides an accessible, concise and international introduction to the politics of the environment in theory and practice at both the national and global level.
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Author Biography - Robert Garner
Robert Garner is Reader and Head of Politics, University of Leicester.
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