Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals

@article{Vallentyne2005OfMA,
  title={Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals},
  author={Peter Vallentyne},
  journal={The Journal of Ethics},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={403-433}
}
  • P. Vallentyne
  • Published 1 October 2005
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Ethics
Can material Egalitarianism (requiring, for example, the significant promotion of fortune) include animals in the domain of the equality requirement? The problem can be illustrated as follows: If equality of wellbeing is what matters, and normal mice are included in this egalitarian requirement, then normal mice have a much stronger claim to resources than almost any human. This is because normal mice have a much stronger claim to resources than almost any human. This is because their wellbeing… 
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