Posts about tom regan written by editor and darioringach the animal rights philosopher asks -- why does it matter if humans can compose a violin concerto. Lisa kemmerer cheers on tom regan as he defends the idea of animals having rights. Examines the philosophical aspects of the treatment of animals and argues that animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. These videos are now archived at the tom regan animal rights archive tom regan memorial panel: his life and philosophy at the minding animals.
An argument is examined and defended for extending basic moral rights to animals which assumes that humans, including infants and the. In this essay, i explore the moral foundations of the treatment of animals alternative views are critically examined, including (a) the kantian account, which holds. Singer, a utilitarian, denies that animals (and humans) have moral rights, and endeavors to rest his case for what he calls “the animal liberation.
Tom regan was an american philosopher who specialized in animal rights theory he was professor emeritus of philosophy at. The case for animal rights has 416 ratings and 25 reviews alexander said: i know this book is supposed to be a classic, but i found it rather a chore to. A multifaceted response to the question “do animals have rights” from an intellectual leader in the animal rights movement. Tom regan was arguably one of the most influential animal rights theorist in the world the case for animal rights (1983), his most well. But not until tom regan published the case for animal rights did the world possess a theory of the rights of animals when philosophy.
Tom regan establishes the rights of animals in his monumental as individuals with complex mental lives, regan explains why animals are due just treatment. The difference in tom regan's and peter singer's positon on animal rights - mbogo wa wambui - essay - philosophy - philosophy of the present - publish. By karen davis, phd, president of united poultry concerns my tribute to philosopher tom regan, who wrote the case for animal rights, and.
I first met animal rights philosopher tom regan in april of 1985 after he'd given a rousing speech in philadelphia condemning the university of. Buy the case for animal rights rev ed by tom regan (isbn: 9780520243866) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Regan's most notable book, the case for animal rights , was first published in 1983, and has since been translated into several languages.
Tom regan, a well known defender of a moral rights view for nonhuman animals, has another perspective he claims that there are several reasons to conclude. The beginning of a real rights movement let me set the scene: on july 15, 1985, a group of approxi- mately 100 animal rights activists, one of whom is tom . By tom regan 425 pages, paperback, university of california press, 1985 the case for animal rights makes the case--clearly, forcefully and thoroughly--that.