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Animal Neopragmatism

From Welfare to Rights

Authors: Hadley, John

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  • Provides a neopragmatic theory of animal ethics 
  • Resolves issues in animal rights debates by applying neo-pragmatist linguistic analysis techniques
  • Shifts the debate about animal welfare from claims about value and mindedness to the vocabulary used to express concern for animal suffering
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This book affords a neopragmatic theory of animal ethics, taking its lead from American Pragmatism to place language at the centre of philosophical analysis. Following a method traceable to Dewey, Wittgenstein and Rorty, Hadley argues that many enduring puzzles about human interactions with animals can be ‘dissolved’ by understanding why people use terms like dignity, respect, naturalness, and inherent value. Hadley shifts the debate about animal welfare and rights from its current focus upon contentious claims about value and animal mindedness, to the vocabulary people use to express their concern for the suffering and lives of animals. With its emphasis on public concern for animals, animal neopragmatism is a uniquely progressive and democratic theory of animal ethics.

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John Hadley is a senior lecturer in philosophy in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University, Australia. He is the author of Animal Property Rights: A Theory of Habitat Rights for Wild Animals (2015), and co-editor, with Elisa Aaltola, of Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy (2015).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25980-8
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-25979-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Neopragmatism
Book Subtitle
From Welfare to Rights
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-25980-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-25980-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-25979-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 187
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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