Killing Happy Animals: Explorations in Utilitarian Ethics

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ISBN-13:
9781137286277
Einband:
eBook
Seiten:
188
Autor:
Tatjana Višak
Serie:
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
eBook
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Is it acceptable to kill an animal that has been granted a pleasant life? This book rigorously explores the moral basis of the ideal of animal-friendly animal husbandry and sheds new light on utilitarian moral theory by pointing out the assumptions and implications of two different versions of utilitarianism, with surprising conclusions.
Series Editors' Preface Introduction 1. Utilitarianism and Animal Husbandry 2. Animals and the Harm of Death 3. The Replaceability Argument 4. Total View versus Prior Existence View 5. Can Existence be Better for a Being than Non-Existence? 6. Person-Affecting Restriction and Non-Identity Problem 7. Repugnant Conclusion and Expected Misery Argument 8. Veganism versus Animal-Friendly Animal Husbandry Conclusions Appendices Bibliography Index
Is it acceptable to kill an animal that has been granted a pleasant life? This book rigorously explores the moral basis of the ideal of animal-friendly animal husbandry and sheds new light on utilitarian moral theory by pointing out the assumptions and implications of two different versions of utilitarianism, with surprising conclusions.

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