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Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

How can someone who condemns hunting, animal farming, and animal experimentation also favor legal abortion, which is the deliberate destruction of a human fetus? The authors of Beating Hearts aim to ... More


Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Élisabeth de Fontenay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book pursues the investigation Fontenay began in her magnum opus, The Silence of the Beasts: Philosophy Confronts Animality with a series of essays of somewhat more topical reach. Fontenay’s ... More


Species justice and harm to animals

Rob White

in Environmental harm: An eco-justice perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300403
eISBN:
9781447307853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers matters pertaining to animal rights and animal welfare. More specifically, it deals with the concept of speciesism. This refers to the practice of discriminating against ... More


Between Possessions and Persons

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 3 (Between Possessions and Persons) is a forceful critique of one of the main proponents of animal rights, the Australian philosopher Peter Singer along with his acolyte Paola Cavalieri. ... More


Reconciling Diversity and Consensus in Democratic Governance

Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett

in Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028738
eISBN:
9780262327046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028738.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Difference democrats argue that the preoccupation of deliberative democracy with reasoned consensus makes it inimical to diversity and that achieving consensus is not possible in the face of deep ... More


Their Secret Elect

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 1 (Their Secret Elect) is an investigation of the moments when animals appear as a group or in more singular instances in the work of Jacques Derrida. Fontenay carefully suggests that in some ... More


The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 6 (The Pathetic Pranks of Bio-Art) is, as its title suggests, a scathing critique of Bio-Art. In Fontenay’s reading, Bio-Art abusively appropriates the legitimate concern for animal rights ... More


The Ordinariness of Barbarity

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 7 (The Ordinariness of Barbarity) portrays the vast extent of cruelty towards animals, from the slaughter of cows under the threat of mad cow disease to industrial methods of animal breeding ... More


The Improper

Élisabeth de Fontenay

in Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676040
eISBN:
9781452947655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676040.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 (The Improper) is a wide-ranging critique of the ways the human exception has prevented the question of the philosophical status of animals from being addressed but ultimately argues for ... More


Hors D’Oeuvre: A Short History of Vegetarian Practices

Dominique Lestel

in Eat This Book: A Carnivore's Manifesto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172974
eISBN:
9780231541152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172974.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lestel takes readers through a brief history of vegetarianism, including discussions of, among others, Pythagoras, the Manicheans, Richard Wagner, and the contemporary animal rights movement.


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