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Animal Rights, Human Wrongs: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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What gives an animal 'rights?' What makes product testing on animals wrong? In Animal Rights, Human Wrongs prominent activist and philosopher Tom Regan skillfully puts forth the argument for animal rights through the exploration of two questions central to moral theory: What makes an act right? What makes an act wrong? Taking into consideration moral theories such as ...more
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Published November 22nd 2003 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 2003)
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Tom Burdge
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book does a perfect job at fulfilling its purpose; providing a basic, and convincing, view of deontological ethics in favour of animal rights (specifically, for "subjects of a life"); If you are convinced by rights based ethics, you will probably be convinced by Regans' arguments.

That is what this book should really be read for. If you want a basic introduction to the animal rights argument, read Singers' chapters on animals in Practical Ethics. If you want something slightly more complex,
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Matthew Trickett
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tom Regan gives a Kantian inspired 'rights' perspective to animal ethics. This is an accessible and very readable text from an important author in animal ethics. Regan advocates for abolishing the use of animals because, like humans, they are 'subjects of a life'. Killing or using them for fur or food, which are his examples, go against inherent rights that should be allowed to them. Explaining why humans deserve rights is the logic behind granting animals rights. What this book could use is ...more
Ricardo Moreno mauro
Un libro ameno de leer. Es un punto de vista interesante de uso de los animales, aunque, según mi visión, tiene algunas visiones y comentarios sesgados y sin sustento.


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Tom Regan was an American philosopher who specializes in animal rights theory. He was professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University, where he taught from 1967 until his retirement in 2001.

Regan was the author of numerous books on the philosophy of animal rights, including The Case for Animal Rights (1983), one of a handful of studies that have significantly influenced the
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