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4.1: Readings

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  • EMPTY CAGES – 4. Animal Rights (pp. 62-74)

    ANIMAL LIBERATION – 5. Man’s Dominion . . . a short history of speciesism (See especially the discussion of Aquinas, Descartes, Kant and thinkers discussed in The Enlightenment and After)

    Tibor Machan, “Why Animal Rights Don’t Exist” at http://www.strike-the-root.com/4/machan/machan43.html and “The Myth of Animal Rights” at http://www.lewrockwell.com/machan/machan52.html Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1HOtggYuMQ

    Carl Cohen, “Why Animals Do Not Have Rights,” from Cohen and Regan, The Animal Rights Debate (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001) at ethicsandanimals.googlepages.com/cohen-ar-debate.pdf

    Video: Carl Cohen, "Why Animals Do Not Have Rights”: at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbk7xY9t-UQ

    Ray Frey, “Animal Research: The Starting Point” (1-page selection), from Why Animal Experimentation Matters. ethicsandanimals.googlepages....imentation.pdf (this file needs to be corrected)

    ANIMAL LIBERATION – 1. All Animals Are Equal – review the objections that Singer discusses

    ANIMALS LIKE US – Ch. 2. The Moral Club – review the objections that Rowlands discusses

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