Wednesday, November 21, 2018

On the Moral Status of Non-Human Animals and Vulnerable Human Beings

Draft of a chapter here; comments and suggestions are welcome and would be appreciated! The Google Doc here allows for comments; there is an Academia.edu session also.


Abstract: What do the reasons given for and against various moral views about many non-human animals imply or suggest for moral views about human beings in all their varieties, especially “vulnerable” human beings? And what do the reasons given for and against various moral views about the variety of human beings imply or suggest for our moral views about many animals? Some people are offended by some of these claims and arguments, but which are genuinely offensive? These and related questions are discussed and answered here.

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