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Unformatted text preview: umanity of Animal Rights New York: Routledge, 1991 HV 4705 T47 This book “uses a variety of historical sources and a coherent social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion of the politics and strategies of modern animal rights organizations. The book also presents radical interpretations of nineteenth-century animal welfare laws, and the accounts of the Noble Savage. The insights generated by social science are always at the core of the discussion and the author draws on the work of Michael Foucault, Norbert Elias and Claude Levi-Strauss and Mary Douglas.” Varner, Gary E. In Nature’s Interests? Interests, Animal Rights, and Environmental Ethics New York: Oxford University Press, 1998 GE 42 V38 From the book jacket: “This thought-provoking book is a carefully argues response to what author Gary Verner [Associate Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University] characterizes as ‘two dogmas of environmentalism’: the assumptions that animal rights philosophies and anthropocentric views are each antithetical to sound environmenta...
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