The_Case_for_Animal_Rights

The_Case_for_Animal_Rights - The case for animal rights Tom...

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Tom Regan The case for animal rights
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Authorial Intent In the article, Regan attempts to develop a rational foundation for the following causes the total abolition of the use of animals in science; the total dissolution of commercial animal agriculture; the total elimination of commercial and sport hunting and trapping.
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Indirect duty views One way that people deny animal’s rights is to claim that we have no direct duties to them Animals do not feel pain Only human pain can be morally relevant Most common form of this position is a variant of contractarianism According to contractarianism, morality consists of a set of rules that individuals voluntarily agree to abide by, as we do when we sign a contract Contractarianism allows for the moral tolerability of any and all forms of racial, sexual or social discrimination
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Direct duties to animals Cruelty-kindness view There is a direct duty to be kind to animals and a direct duty not to be cruel to them. Regan does not believe this offers an adequate theory.
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course MKT 317 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Michigan State University.

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