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Harey Animals

Gary E. Varner

in Personhood, Ethics, and Animal Cognition

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199758784
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949465 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199758784.003.0011
Harey Animals

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This brief concluding chapter compares and contrasts the Harean perspective on animal ethics developed in this book with the views of Peter Singer, who wrote his dissertation with Hare. Singer’s defense of utilitarianism is similar to Hare’s and Singer has appealed to Hare’s distinction between “intuitive level” thinking and explicitly utilitarian “critical thinking” in response to various objections. Yet Singer’s practical conclusions diverge in several ways from the Harean analysis presented in this book.

Keywords: Peter Singer; R.M. Hare; utilitarianism; animal welfare; animal rights

Chapter.  3673 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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