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Toward a theory of justice for animals

By R. Garner

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This highly recommended book explores the animal ethics debate from the perspective of Western political thought, offering the reader not only a survey but also the framework for an original interest-based theory of animal rights. Cochrane's operating definition of justice is of limited use, and the author is perhaps too uncritical of the utility of employing justice as a means to protect the interests of animals. It is suggested, too, that an account of the political theory of animal rights can invoke profitably the debate between exponents of ideal and non-ideal theories of justice.

Date 2012
Publication Title Journal of Animal Ethics
Volume 2
Issue 1
Pages 98-104
ISBN/ISSN 2156-5414
DOI 10.5406/janimalethics.2.1.0098
Language English
Author Address Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.
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  1. Animals
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Ethics
  4. Law and legal issues
  5. Laws and regulations
  6. peer-reviewed
  7. Theories
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