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The Changes of Men-Animal Relations

Author(s): Barbara Grabowska
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: progress; animals; Animal Liberation Movement; speciesm

Summary/Abstract: Changes of men-animal relations show that progress sometimes has high cost. The seventeenth century conception of animal-machine formulated by Rene Descartes was a response to purposes of contemporary scientists. It contributed surely to new scientific discoveries and the development of more productive systems of farming. Simultaneously it brought down to the lowering of our moral sensibility in relations with creatures of other species. Only in the 60’s of the twentieth century started the debate about fundamental change of our attitude to animals. Animal liberation means next, important step towards the moral progress.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 105-120
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish