Speciesism
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Speciesism is the consideration that the species to which an animal belongs, for example the human species, is a relevant criterion for establishing the rights that it must be granted. This ethical concept is mainly used by proponents of antispeciesism … Read More

Criticism of animal-machine concept
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The refutation of the animal-machine hypothesis can be made by the comparison between the organization of machines and living beings. For this it is possible to rely on the definition of living being developed by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Lamarck notes that … Read More

Theorists and the legislative aspects of animal rights and vegetarianism
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(The Japanese Emperor Temmu.) Vegetarianism is a practice that can be motivated by the law – defined as the “set of rules that govern the conduct of man in society, social relations”, in the obviously context of the law considering … Read More

Animal in philosophy
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Ancient philosophy has bequeathed its vision of the animal from a problem of man in the world: the Stoics have a dogmatic and anthropocentric vision of the animal, while Academicians have a holistic vision, placing the general history of animals … Read More

Philosophical and legal approaches of animals
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Animal rights are the legal wording of animal protection or animal liberation. They are based on the idea that the needs and interests of nonhuman animal species – feeding, moving, reproducing and avoiding suffering, for example – are sufficiently complex … Read More