Animal Rights: A Very Short Introduction – by David Degrazia

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Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of intellectual lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare? By presenting models for understanding animals’ moral st…

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Do animals have moral rights? If so, what does this mean? What sorts of intellectual lives do animals have, and how should we understand welfare?nBy presenting models for understanding animals’ moral status and rights, and examining their intellectual lives and welfare, David DeGrazia explores the implications for how we should treat animals in connection with our diet, zoos, and research.Animal Rightsdistinguishes itself by combining highbrow rigour with accessibility, offering a distinct moral voice with a non-polemical tone.n* Paperback:144 pagesn* Publisher:OUP Oxford (21 Feb. 2002)nAbout the AuthornDavid DeGrazia is Associate Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the author ofTaking Animals Seriously: Mental Life and Moral Status(1996) and of several articles in philosophy and ethics journals He is also co-editor, with Thomas Mappes, ofBiomedical Ethics(2001). Currently he is researching various topics at the intersection of personal identity theory and bioethics.

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