The Moral Rights of Animals

2016.08.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock (eds.), The Moral Rights of Animals, Lexington, 2016, 296pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.08.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mylan Engel Jr. and Gary Lynn Comstock (eds.), The Moral Rights of Animals, Lexington, 2016, 296pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781498531900. Reviewed by Dan Hooley, University of Toronto The attitudes of philosophers on our obligations to other animals and the view that other animals possess certain moral rights have shifted considerably in the last 40 years and a great deal of credit for this shift is owed to Tom Regan's The Case for Animal Rights and subsequent work. This excellent anthology grew out of a 2011 workshop held in Regan's honor and is dedicated to him. It features fourteen essays all of which intersect with Regan's views in some way. The authors largely defend the view that other animals have moral rights and those who don't hold that we have significant obligations to other animals. The essays succeed at exploring, critiquing, and expanding upon Regan's work in a way that is both rigorous... . . .

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