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Animal rights : current debates and new directions

Author: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Millions of people live with cats, dogs, and other pets, which they treat as members of their families. But through their daily behavior, people who love those pets, and greatly care about their welfare, help ensure short and painful lives for millions, even billions of animals that cannot easily be distinguished from dogs and cats. Today, the overwhelming percentage of animals with whom Westerners interact are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein; Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0195152174 9780195152173 9780195305104 0195305108
OCLC Number: 52429684
Description: xi, 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: What are animal rights? / Cass R. Sunstein --
Part I: Current debates. Animal rights, one step at a time / Steven M. Wise ; Animal rights : legal, philosophical, and pragmatic perspectives / Richard A. Posner ; Ethics beyond species and beyond instincts : a response to Richard Posner / Peter Singer ; Eating meat and eating people / Cora Diamond ; Animals : property or persons? / Gary L. Francione ; Animals as objects, or subjects, of rights / Richard A. Epstein ; Drawing lines / James Rachels ; All animals are not equal : the interface between scientific knowledge and legislation for animal rights / Lesley J. Rogers and Gisela Kaplan --
Part II: New directions. Foxes in the hen house : animals, agribusiness, and the law : a modern American fable / David J. Wolfson and Mariann Sullivan ; A new property status for animals : equitable self-ownership / David Favre ; Can animals sue? / Cass R. Sunstein ; Of mice and men : a feminist fragment on animal rights / Catharine A. MacKinnon ; Animal rights and the values of nonhuman life / Elizabeth Anderson ; Beyond "compassion and humanity" : justice for nonhuman animals / Martha C. Nussbaum.
Responsibility: edited by Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum.

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Exploring the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it, and addressing ethical questions, this book offers perspectives on animal rights and  Read more...
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