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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Table of Contents:
  • 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