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Philosophy For Children In A Public Library, Michael Pritchard Jun 1983

Philosophy For Children In A Public Library, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.


The Question Of Atheism And Communism In The Animal Welfare/Rights Movement, Michael W. Fox Jan 1983

The Question Of Atheism And Communism In The Animal Welfare/Rights Movement, Michael W. Fox

Animal Welfare Collection

Just as economics has increasingly been employed as a political weapon, so religion is now being used to further self-serving goals. Agribusiness spokespersons not only use fallacious economic arguments to justify the "factory" farming of animals; they have also stated that any questioning about man's Godgiven right to exploit animals is atheistic, and perhaps an actual affront to God's will. Furthermore, taking an egalitarian attitude toward animals, and proposing that they have rights or should be given equal and fair consideration, is regarded as the inspiration of some covert communist conspiracy that is constantly working to restructure and ...


Humane Ethics And Animal Rights, Michael W. Fox Jan 1983

Humane Ethics And Animal Rights, Michael W. Fox

Animal Welfare Collection

While the primary goal of the animal welfare movement is to eliminate suffering in those animal species that are exploited by humans, this goal, although exemplary, is narrow sighted. Notwithstanding the practical difficulties of proving animal suffering, especially psychological, suffering could conceivably be eliminated, as in confined farm animals, through the use of tranquilizers, or even brain surgery. A goose being made to eat compulsively, following selective partial destruction or stimulation of its brain to cause hypertrophy of its liver for the liver pate trade, may not suffer. But it is being harmed. Likewise, to selective breed a farm animal ...


An Investigation Of Cognitive And Affective Prerequisites For Conventional Moral Reasoning, Robert Bowers Thompson Jan 1983

An Investigation Of Cognitive And Affective Prerequisites For Conventional Moral Reasoning, Robert Bowers Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

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Review: Tom Regan, All That Dwell Therein: Essays On Animal Rights And Environmental Ethics, Michael Pritchard Dec 1982

Review: Tom Regan, All That Dwell Therein: Essays On Animal Rights And Environmental Ethics, Michael Pritchard

Michael Pritchard

No abstract available.