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Cosmozoopolis: the case against Group-Differentiated Animal Rights

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dc.contributor.author Alasdair, Cochrane
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-28T06:56:35Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-28T06:56:35Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier http://www.raco.cat/index.php/LEAP/article/view/294785
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/24659
dc.description.abstract This paper claims that relational position and group-based distinctions are less important in determining the rights of animals than Zoopolis concludes. In particular, it argues that the theory of animal rights developed in Zoopolis is vulnerable to some of the critiques that are made against theories which differentiate the rights of humans on the basis of group-based distinctions. For example, in the human context, group-differentiated theories of rights have been criticised on a number of important grounds: for failing to extend to non-associates rights that ought to be so extended; for granting too much weight to the rights of associates over non-associates; for wrongly treating groups as homogenous entities; and for also assuming that these groups necessarily have value as they exist presently. This paper outlines how modified versions of these critiques can be levelled at the theory of animal rights defended in Zoopolis.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Law, Ethics and Philosophy
dc.publisher Law, Ethics and Philosophy
dc.relation.haspart http://www.raco.cat/index.php/LEAP/article/view/294785/383318
dc.rights.uri The authors transfers a non exclusive rights of distribution, public communication and reproduction of his or her work for publication in Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) and inclusion in databases in which the journal is indexed.
dc.source.uri Law, Ethics and Philosophy; 2013: Núm.: 1; p. 127-141
dc.source.uri Law, Ethics and Philosophy; 2013: Núm.: 1; p. 127-141
dc.title Cosmozoopolis: the case against Group-Differentiated Animal Rights
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dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.modified 2015-06-22T09:32:33Z


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