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The Case for Animal Rights by Tom Regan
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Jul 24, 2011

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bookshelves: animals, ethics, philosophy, reviewed

The deontological yin to Singer's utilitarian yang. I'm much more in the latter camp, so I'm unconvinced by his argument concerning inherent worth and subjects-of-a-life. Then again, I don't think it's useful to talk about inherent or intrinsic value even for humans, so I'm probably in the minority. I'm all for human rights, mind you, but I approach them primarily from a rule utilitarian perspective.

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