Beyond Prejudice: The Moral Significance of Human and Nonhuman Animals

  title={Beyond Prejudice: The Moral Significance of Human and Nonhuman Animals},
  author={Evelyn B. Pluhar},
In Beyond Prejudice , Evelyn B. Pluhar defends the view that any sentient conative being—one capable of caring about what happens to him or herself—is morally significant, a view that supports the moral status and rights of many nonhuman animals. Confronting traditional and contemporary philosophical arguments, she offers in clear and accessible fashion a thorough examination of theories of moral significance while decisively demonstrating the flaws in the arguments of those who would avoid… 

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