Animals and Ethics

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100098563
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481542869
Narrator/s: Robert Guillaume
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For most of human history, killing animals presented few moral problems; they seemed made for our use. But the rapid growth and increasing dominance of human civilization, along with the discovery that humans and animals share many traits, raises many questions about the moral standing and "rights" of other living things. Is it fair to privilege human priorities over the rest of nature, and if so, on what basis or under what circumstances? Do we have a duty to protect animals or even plants? The Morality in Our Age series examines the historical and philosophical background of today's most pressing moral challenges. Here the realities of money, sex, power, and violence meet the ideals of responsibility, integrity, and moral well-being. Though a final "answer" is notoriously elusive in moral discussion, you'll develop a much better insight into the forces and principles at play on today's most serious moral issues, problems, and dilemmas.

Author(s): Rem B. Edwards
Original Publish Date: Apr 19, 2006

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