Animal Rights and Human Obligations

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An overview of historical and contemporary writings addressing both the nature of nonhuman animals as well as our duties to them. Contains selections from Aristotle, Descartes, Aquinas, and Schweitzer; also, discussions of factory farming and the use of animals in research.

Edited by the two leading philosophers in the animal protection movement, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of historical and contemporary writings that address both the nature of nonhuman animals as well as our duties to them.

This collaboration with Singer came about when Tom was teaching at Oxford in the summer of 1973 and doing research that would lead to the publication of his “The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism,” The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Fall 1975. Singer had published a review of Animals, Men, and Morals in the New York Review of Books in the spring of 1973. As Singer was living in Oxford at that time, Tom wrote a letter to Singer explaining their shared interests. The two met several times and decided to put together a collection of readings, which they managed to assemble via snail mail.

1976. Animal Rights and Human Obligations. Edited with Peter Singer. Prentice-Hall (in paper and cloth).

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