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Animals and Their Moral Standing - Stephen R. L. Clark

Animals and Their Moral Standing

Hardcover Published: 3rd April 1997
ISBN: 9780415135597
Number Of Pages: 208

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Twenty years ago, people thought only cranks or sentimentalists could be seriously concerned about the treatment of non-human animals. However, since then philosophers, scientists and welfarists have raised public awareness of the issue; and they have begun to lay the foundations for an enormous change in human practice. This book is a record of the development of 'animal rights' through the eyes of one highly-respected and well-known thinker.
This book brings together for the first time Stephen R.L. Clark's major essays in one volume. Written with characteristic clarity and persuasion, Animals and Their Moral Standing will be essential reading for both philosophers and scientists, as well as the general reader concerned by the debates over animal rights and treatment.

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Alongside Mary Midgley, Stephen Clark is our best writer on animals and our proper relationship to them. He writes with enormous erudition, intelligence and controlled passion.

Introductionp. 1
How to Calculate the Greater Good (1978)p. 9
The Rights of Wild Things (1979)p. 16
Awareness and Self-Awareness (1981)p. 31
Humans, Animals and 'Animal Behaviour' (1983)p. 42
Hume, Animals and the Objectivity of Morals (1985)p. 55
Animals, Ecosystems and the Liberal Ethic (1987)p. 70
The Description and Evaluation of Animal Emotion (1987)p. 87
Utility, Rights and the Domestic Virtues (1988)p. 97
Ethical Problems in Animal Welfare (1989)p. 97
The Reality of Shared Emotion (1990)p. 121
The Consciousness of Animals (1991)p. 139
Modern Errors, Ancient Virtues (1994)p. 154
Stephen R. L. Clark: Publicationsp. 169
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 183
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9780415135597
ISBN-10: 0415135591
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 3rd April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1