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Tag: Animal Rights

Subject of a Death

Sherry Colb, C.S. Wong Professor of Law, Cornell Law School.

Tom Regan, a leading animal rights philosopher, stood firmly on the “rights” side of the “rights”/”welfare” divide in much of his writing. By contrast, a different philosopher, Peter Singer, has taken the position that individuals have no rights; the moral imperative is to maximize welfare along whatever dimension (hedonic, preference, etc.) is appropriate. In the second memorial lecture in…

Jun 2020