Animal Rights

A Historical Anthology

Edited by Andrew Linzey and Paul Barry Clarke

Columbia University Press

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Animal Rights

A Historical Anthology

Edited by Andrew Linzey and Paul Barry Clarke

Columbia University Press

This comprehensive and diverse anthology, the only one of its kind, illuminates the complex evolution of moral thought regarding animals and includes writings from ancient Greece to the present. Animal Rights reveals the ways in which a variety of thinkers have addressed such issues as our ethical responsibilities for the welfare of animals, whether animals have rights, and what it means to be human.

The anthology adds a much-needed historical depth to current controversies.

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This volume well serves the purposes that the editors set for it.

David Corner, Between the Species
Foreword
Beyond caricature: preface to the Columbia University press edition
Pt. I. Differences between humans and animals
1. Creation of the universe
2. Animals are not political
3. Animals are not rational creatures
4. The human and the beast
5. Animals as automata
6. Animals have no language
7. Understanding in animals
8. A response to Locke
9. Of the reason of animals
10. On animal souls
11. Freedom of the will
12. Organic difference
13. Animals have no concepts
14. Animals are not self-aware
15. An animal is not a species being
16. On the genius of species
17. The lure of the simple distinction
Pt. II. Dominion and the limits to power
1. The golden age
2. Animals are for our use
3. Rational domination
4. Unrestricted dominion
5. Difference does not justify domination
6. Animals in the cosmic hierarchy
7. The right of nature
8. Dominion is subject to law
9. The workmanship model
10. Responsibility to the weak
11. Animals do not make war on humans
12. Animals may be used
13. Dominion and property
14. The limits to power
15. Animals as utilities
16. Nature teaches mutual aid
17. Dominion as power
18. Critique of the principle of domination
19. Dominion is social
Pt. III. Justice, rights and obligations
1. Justice requires friendship
2. No friendship with irrational creatures
3. Exclusion from friendship is not rational
4. The government of animals
5. Animals have no intrinsic rights
6. Cruelty is not natural
7. No justice without equality
8. Differences do not justify inequality
9. Duties to animals are indirect
10. Animals are not constitutional persons
11. The inalienable rights of animals
12. All nature suffers
13. Limits to the rights over animals
14. Duty to minimize suffering
15. Duties to animals are direct
16. The principle of animal rights
17. Pity for animals
18. Duties to life
19. Outside the scope of the theory of justice
20. The rights of animals
21. All animals are equal
22. Constraints and animals
23. The feminist challenge
24. The struggle for animal rights

About the Author

Andrew Linzey is a member of the Faculty of Theology, Oxford University, and Bede Jarrett Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars. He is also honorary professor in theology at Birmingham University and special professor at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. He has written or edited twenty books, including Aninal Theology, Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care, and Animals on the Agenda: Questions about Animals for Theology and Ethics.

Paul Barry Clarke, as a teacher and researcher in the Department of Government at the University of Essex, has written and edited over twelve books in political philosophy. He is the author of Autonomy Unbound, Deep Citizenship, and Citizenship, and has recently coedited and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought.