Animals Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethics Stephen T. Newmyer

ISBN: 9781299286665

Published: May 19th 2014

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146 pages


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Animals Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethics  by  Stephen T. Newmyer

Animals Rights and Reason in Plutarch and Modern Ethics by Stephen T. Newmyer
May 19th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 146 pages | ISBN: 9781299286665 | 8.13 Mb

This groundbreaking volume explores Plutarchs unique survival in the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as humans, must take notice of their interests.Exploring Plutarchs three animal-related treatises, as well asMoreThis groundbreaking volume explores Plutarchs unique survival in the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as humans, must take notice of their interests.Exploring Plutarchs three animal-related treatises, as well as passages from his ethical treatises, Stephen Newmyer examines arguments that, strikingly, foreshadow those found in the works of such prominent animal rights philosophers as Peter Singer and Tom Regan.Unique in viewing Plutarchs opinions not only in the context of ancient philosophical and ethical through, but also in its place in the history of animal rights speculation, Animals Rights and Reasons points out how remarkably Plutarch differs from such anti-animal thinkers as the Stoics.Classicists, philosophers, animal-welfare students and interested readers will all find this book an invaluable and informative addition to their reading.



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