The scope of the argument from species overlap

@article{Horta2014TheSO,
  title={The scope of the argument from species overlap},
  author={Oscar Horta},
  journal={Journal of Applied Philosophy},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={142-154}
}
  • Oscar Horta
  • Published 1 May 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Applied Philosophy
The argument from species overlap has been widely used in the literature on animal ethics and speciesism. However, there has been much confusion regarding what the argument proves and what it does not prove, and regarding the views it challenges. This article intends to clarify these confusions, and to show that the name most often used for this argument ('the argument from marginal cases') reflects and reinforces these misunderstandings. The article claims that the argument questions not only… 
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