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ANIMAL RIGHTS Ronald F. White, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy College of Mount St. Joseph Introduction Issues Factory Farming Animal Experimentation Xenografts Zoos Pets Introduction Anthropocentrism Anthropocentrism- (Human-Centered ) Judeo-Christian Doctrine of Special Creation

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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Ronald F. White, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

College of Mount St. Joseph


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Introduction

  • Issues

    • Factory Farming

    • Animal Experimentation

    • Xenografts

    • Zoos

    • Pets


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Introduction


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Anthropocentrism

  • Anthropocentrism- (Human-Centered )

    • Judeo-Christian

      • Doctrine of Special Creation

    • Aristotelian

      • Human, Animal, Vegetative Souls

    • Enlightenment

      • Descartes-Automaton Theory

      • Kant-

        • Persons-Direct Duties

        • Property-Indirect Duties


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Non-Anthropocentrism

  • Non-Anthropocentrism (Extentionism)

    • Religious Based (Buddhism)

    • Evolutionary Biology

    • Modern Personhood Theories

      • Consciousness

      • Sentience

      • Self-Awareness

      • Intelligence

    • Peter Singer

      • Mammals and Sentience

      • Speciesism


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Small Group Discussion

  • Are some species of animals worthy of moral consideration? If so, which species and why?

  • Discuss anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric arguments for and against the following:

    • Factory Farming

    • Animal Experimentation

    • Xenografts

    • Zoos

    • Pets

  • Is zealous advocacy in defense of animals morally justified?

  • PETA

  • Are there moral limits to the tactics employed? (Do the ends justify the means?)


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