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Speciesism and the Idea of Equality

  • Bonnie Steinbock (a1)
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Most of us believe that we are entitled to treat members of other species in ways which would be considered wrong if inflicted on members of our own species. We kill them for food, keep them confined, use them in painful experiments. The moral philosopher has to ask what relevant difference justifies this difference in treatment. A look at this question will lead us to re-examine the distinctions which we have assumed make a moral difference.

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Richard Wasserstrom , ‘Rights, Human Rights, and Racial Discrimination’, Journal of Philosophy 61, No. 20 (1964)

H. L. A. Hart , ‘Are There Any Natural Rights?’, Philosophical Review 64 (1955)

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Philosophy
  • ISSN: 0031-8191
  • EISSN: 1469-817X
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