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  1. ANIMAL RIGHTS Ronald F. White, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy College of Mount St. Joseph

  2. Introduction • Issues • Factory Farming • Animal Experimentation • Xenografts • Zoos • Pets

  3. Introduction

  4. 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

  5. Non-Anthropocentrism • Non-Anthropocentrism (Extentionism) • Religious Based (Buddhism) • Evolutionary Biology • Modern Personhood Theories • Consciousness • Sentience • Self-Awareness • Intelligence • Peter Singer • Mammals and Sentience • Speciesism

  6. 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?)