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Animal Rights and Wrongs
Roger Scruton
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Animal Rights and Wrongs

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A revised and improved edition of a book in continuing demand.

Do animals have rights? If not, do we have duties towards them? If so, what duties?
These are myariad other issues are discussed in this brilliantly argued book, published in association with the leading think-tank Demos.

Why are animal-rights groups so keen to protect the rights of badgers and foxes but not of ra
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 3rd 2004 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published April 1st 2003)
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Roger Scruton writes a very sane and balanced essay as to how we are to treat and relate to animals. Animals do not have rights, but we do have duties and obligations toward animals, and that accordingly, to different kinds of animals in their different relations to us. . Scruton addresses each relation with careful arguments.
The book lacks any reference to man the image of God, but the reader will find solid secondary arguments they balance obligations of care, and our freedom to use, keep, hu
Apr 09, 2013 Alec rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Animal Rights and Wrongs: a review

In his 107 page "pamphlet" Scruton offers 4 components of moral thinking, most of which he conveniently ignores when considering the actual question at issue. He therefore begs the entire question.

The question is whether or not animals have rights; the most basic of which, many might argue, is a right to life. But Scruton ignores this most basic right and dispatches with it as if it were a side-note, treating it briefly and only after relative
Oct 10, 2013 Kyrke rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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More than done with this guy.
Has he never heard of, as Hume put it, "the unbridgeable gap between do and ought to do"? He leaps over it at least twice every chapter, and all his arguments come down to the same fallacy: this is how our (current) society works, so that is the way morality works.
And he is not even a cultural relativist - the only reasonable thing he appearantly needed so many pages to say was an echo of what Kant said many years ago (and I strongly disagree with this, but is not un
By far the most charming defense of animal exploitation. Ultimately unsuccessful but thoughtful nonetheless.
By far the most charming defense of animal exploitation. Ultimately unsuccessful but thoughtful nonetheless.
Nov 27, 2008 Flavio rated it it was amazing
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Roger Vernon Scruton is a self-employed English philosopher and writer, known in the UK as a key figure in the "New Right" in the 1980s and 1990s. He currently lives in rural Wiltshire, but was a professor of philosophy at Boston University from 1992 to 1995, and subsequently a professor at Birkbeck College, London.
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