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Cass R. Sunstein and Martha C. Nussbaum

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305104

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305104.001.0001

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Ethics beyond Species and beyond Instincts

Ethics beyond Species and beyond Instincts

A Response to Richard Posner

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Animal Rights

Peter Singer

Oxford University Press

This chapter responds to Richard Posner's commentaries on the author's view animal rights. It answers the question concerning the reasons for changing the law to entitle animals, and discusses Posner's view on the proper status of animals and on the wider question of the role that ethical argument should play in such questions. The chapter argues that human beings have the ability to go beyond instinct, and that theoretical arguments for rights, of the kind which Posner disparages, can in fact be persuasive.

Keywords:   animal rights, Richard Posner, law, ethical argument, beyond instinct, status of animals

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