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February+6 - Current Moral Problems Lecture February 6...

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Current Moral Problems Lecture February 6 Animal Rights and Human Obligations:  A Moderate View Mary Anne Warren: “Human and Animal Rights Compared” Do Non-human Animals Have Moral Rights? Regan’s answer: Yes Cohen’s answer: No Warren’s answer: Yes, but... There are differences in two important dimensions: The  content  of their respective rights The  strength  of their respective rights Differences in Content of Rights Even when humans and non-human animals have the same moral right, there can be  significant differences in content that correspond to differences in their respective interests and  needs. An example:  A right to liberty Differences in the Strength of Rights Even when humans and non-human animals have the same moral right, there can be  significant differences in the  strength  of the right.
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