Defending Animal Rights
By (author) Tom Regan
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Defending Animal Rights by Tom Regan
Book DescriptionMore than a contest of wills representing professional and economic interests, the animal rights debate is also an enduring topic in normative ethical theory. In paperback for the first time, "Defending Animal Rights" addresses the key issues in this sometimes acrimonious debate. Tom Regan responds thoughtfully to his critics while dismantling the conception that "all and only" human beings are worthy of the moral status that is the basis of rights. Systematically unravelling claims that human beings are rational and therefore entitled to superior moral status, Regan defends the inherent value of all individuals who are "subjects of a life" and decries the speciesism that pretends to separate human from nonhuman animals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252074165
(147mm x 215mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tom Regan
Case for Animal Rights, Paperback (September 2004)
More than twenty years after its original publication, "The Case for Animal Rights" has a new and fully considered preface, in which Regan responds to his critics and defends the book's revolutionary position.
Animal Rights and Human Obligations, Paperback (February 1989)» View all books by Tom Regan
Collection of historical, theoretical and applied articles on the ethical considerations in the treatment of animals by human beings.
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Author Biography - Tom Regan
Tom Regan is professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University. He is the author of The Case for Animal Rights and many other books."
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