The Ethics of Killing Animals

2016.02.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner (eds.), The Ethics of Killing Animals, Oxford University Press, 2015, 252pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2016.02.34 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner (eds.), The Ethics of Killing Animals, Oxford University Press, 2015, 252pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780199396085. Reviewed by Jeff Sebo, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill In this excellent new volume, Tatjana Višak and Robert Garner bring together twelve essays on the ethics of killing animals, their introduction, and an afterword by Peter Singer. With the exception of a (very welcome) reprinted article by Christine M. Korsgaard, all of the material is new, and serves as a wonderful introduction to the topic and contribution to the literature. The collection has three parts: value theory, moral theory, and political theory. The central question of Part I is: what, if anything, is the value of life and death for nonhuman animals? Can nonhuman animals benefit from coming into existence, or be harmed by going out of existence (or vice versa)? This requires us to answer. . .

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