Book Discussion: Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals
Including selections by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Mary Midgely, Roger Scruton, Stephen Clark, Andrew Linzey, Bernard Rollin, & Richard Ryder
Date & Time:
11/7: Discussion of Pages 135-143 and the reading selection on pages 189-208 by Roger Scruton
11/21: Reading selection to be announced
Indoor atrium at Sakia, 120 Park Ave (4, 5, 6 or 7 to Grand Central-42 Street / Lexington Avenue) or Times Square Shuttle to 42 St-Grand Central / Park Avenue
Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She then proceeds to clearly explain how each approach encourages us to think about our treatment of animals. Every chapter is linked to a reading from a key exponent of each approach.
'Clear, insightful look at all sides of the argument about our treatment
'Anyone who seriously worked through this book would become a very
careful and critical thinker.'
Wetlands Activism Collective