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Book Title: Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature|
Date of issue: September 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781602582378
The author of the book: Tom Regan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 593 KB
Edition: Baylor University Press
Read full description of the books Other Nations: Animals in Modern Literature:The world s first anthology designed to employ the power of fiction to illuminate our moral relationship with animals, "Other Nations "boasts a superb collection of writings from writers of great distinction including Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, and Alice Walker. By organizing the literary pieces according to the means by which human beings relate to the animals discussed as companions, as sources of food, as objects of sport and entertainment, and as subjects in scientific research preeminent scholars Tom Regan and Andrew Linzey enable readers to relate these texts (and these animals) to their own experiences and to the manifold issues now discussed in public forums. While the editors believe the time is ripe for radical change in the way human beings see and treat animals, this collection nonetheless presents various and contrary viewpoints, leaving readers to come to their own moral conclusions."
Read information about the authorTom 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 modern animal rights movement. In these, he argued that non-human animals are what he calls the "subjects-of-a-life", just as humans are, and that, if we want to ascribe value to all human beings regardless of their ability to be rational agents, then to be consistent, we must similarly ascribe it to non-humans.
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