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Unformatted text preview: 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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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 130 taught by Professor Ernanimaghalhaes during the Fall '08 term at WVU.
- Fall '08