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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100 1 |a Leahy, Michael P. T.,  |d 1934-2007. 
245 1 0 |a Against liberation :  |b putting animals in perspective /  |c Michael P.T. Leahy. 
250 |a Rev. pbk. ed. 
260 |a London ;  |a New York :  |b Routledge,  |c 1994. 
300 |a 1 online resource (xi, 286 pages) 
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505 0 |a BOOK COVER; HALT-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE UTILITARIAN BEGINNINGS; 2 R.G. FREY: THE CASE AGAINST ANIMALS; 3 THREE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM TOM REGAN; 4 THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: ARISTOTLE TO DARWIN; 5 LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN LANGUAGE-GAMES AND PRIMITIVE BEINGS; 6 WHAT ANIMALS ARE: WHAT ANIMALS ARE: CONSCIOUSNESS, PERCEPTION, AUTONOMY, LANGUAGE; 7 AGAINST LIBERATION: THE ETHICAL DIMENSION; 8 CHAPTERS OF DISCONTENT: EATING, EXPERIMENTING, ZOOS, BLOODSPORTS; AFTERWORD: A REPLY TO MY CRITICS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX 
520 |a 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. 
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650 0 |a Animal rights. 
650 0 |a Animal welfare  |x Moral and ethical aspects. 
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