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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. Anthropocentrism. Anthropocentrism- (Human-Centered ) Judeo-Christian Doctrine of Special Creation

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ronald f white ph d professor of philosophy college of mount st joseph

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Ronald F. White, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

College of Mount St. Joseph

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Issues

  • Factory Farming
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Xenografts
  • Zoos
  • Pets
anthropocentrism
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
non anthropocentrism
Non-Anthropocentrism
  • Non-Anthropocentrism (Extentionism)
    • Religious Based (Buddhism)
    • Evolutionary Biology
    • Neuroscience
    • Modern Personhood Theories
      • Consciousness
      • Sentience
      • Self-Awareness
      • Intelligence
    • Peter Singer
      • Mammals and Sentience
      • Speciesism
small group discussion
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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