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Title: Animal ethics and the political
Authors: Cochrane, Alasdair
Garner, Robert W.
O Sullivan, Siobhan
First Published: 9-Jun-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, 2016, pp. 1-17, DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2016.119458
Abstract: Some of the most important contributions to animal ethics over the past decade or so have come from political, as opposed to moral, philosophers. As such, some have argued that there been a ‘political turn’ in the field. If there has been such a turn, it needs to be shown that there is something which unites these contributions, and which sets them apart from previous work. We find that some of the features which have been claimed to be shared commitments of the turn are contested by key theorists working in the field. We also find that the originality of the turn can be exaggerated, with many of their ideas found in more traditional animal ethics. Nonetheless, we identify one unifying and distinctive feature of these contributions: the focus on justice; and specifically, the exploration of how political institutions, structures and processes might be transformed so as to secure justice for both human and nonhuman animals.
DOI Link: 10.1080/13698230.2016.1194583
ISSN: 1369-8230
eISSN: 1743-8772
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2016. This version of this article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives License ( ), which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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