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David DeGrazia o prawach zwierząt – analiza krytyczna
David DeGrazia on Animal Rights: A Critical Analysis

Author(s): Michał Pełka
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Filozofii Prawa i Filozofii Społecznej – Sekcja Polska IVR
Keywords: border persons; animal rights; cultural revolution; moral status; equal consideration principle; David DeGrazia

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to critically discuss the theory of animal rights developed by American social philosopher David DeGrazia. It consists of two parts. The first one describes the main elements of DeGrazia’s approach, namely his views on animal minds, the principle of equal consideration, the idea of unequal moral status, the concept of border persons, and practical remarks concerning improving the treatment of animals by humans. The second part presents remarks about the points where DeGrazia’s proposals should be supplemented and corrected so as to make them more convincing and widely accepted. The conclusion of the essay is the proposal of a cultural revolution for the benefit of animals, which should be initiated by famous people, like actresses, actors, sportswomen and sportsmen, because of their influential position in contemporary societies.

  • Issue Year: 22/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 52-65
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish