Against liberation : putting animals in perspective /

This timely and provocative book examines the theories behind the most commonly held contemporary assumptions about animal rights. Focusing on the writings of prominent pro-liberation activists such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Mary Midgley, Michael P.T. Leahy argues that the animal rights movemen...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Leahy, Michael P. T., 1934-2007.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
Edition:Rev. pbk. ed.
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Summary:This timely and provocative book examines the theories behind the most commonly held contemporary assumptions about animal rights. Focusing on the writings of prominent pro-liberation activists such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan and Mary Midgley, Michael P.T. Leahy argues that the animal rights movement is based upon a series of fundamental misconceptions about the basic nature of animals--beliefs which define them rationally, emotionally, and morally in too human terms. Leahy gives particular emphasis to the writings of Ludwig Wittgenstein and his highly influential philosophy of language, and.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 286 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-278) and index.
ISBN:9780203981238
0203981235
1280143932
9781280143939
1134961219
9781134961214
1134961200
9781134961207
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