Monday, April 7, 2008

Hi,
Today, Monday, we talked about Regan's Empty Cages article. Here are a few other short things by Regan:

1. This is very simple: http://cultureandanimals.org/animalrights.htm

2. Here's article that reviews moral theories, argues that a moral theory based on moral rights is best, argues that the subject of a life criterion best explains the basis of human rights, and then argues that animals who are subjects of lives also have the moral right to respectful treatment:
The Case for Animal Rights, by Tom Regan In PETER SINGER (ed), In Defense of Animals
New York: Basil Blackwell, 1985, pp. 13-26:
http://www.animal-rights-library.com/texts-m/regan03.htm

3. And here's the page from U California Press about The Case for Animal Rights:
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/1757001.php

Wednesday we will discuss Singer's "All Animals Are Equal" and "Tools for Research" chapters in Writings on An Ethical Life. An OPS assignment is due for them (as it was for Regan). Jamal
will be presenting that day.

Here's an article from the Stanford Philosophy Encyclopedia on animal consciousness:

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consciousness-animal/


Friday we will discuss this article; I'll give you copies in class:

Carl Cohen, “The Case for the Use of Animals in Biomedical Research,” New England Journal of Medicine, http://ethicsandanimals.googlepages.com/cohen.pdf

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