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The Animal in Some Contemporary Thought

A Survey
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Abstract

This is not a philosophical study, nor is it a work of political science. My aim throughout will be to keep in view the ways in which our reading and appreciation of cultural text are determined and conditioned by our attitude towards animals and the question of their rights. However, in order to contextualise my later analyses and to give the reader who may not be familiar with the wider debates some material on which to base his or her judgements, it will be helpful here to review at moderate length the chief theories upon which the proposition that animals have rights has been based. In addition, there will be some consideration of work that is positively hostile to the idea.

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Moral Agent Literary Representation Meat Eating Animal Liberation Moral Patient 
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© John Simons 2002

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