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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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