Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

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A discussion of the prominent philosopher’s “capabilities” approach to moral philosophy, with a focus on political cooperation and the nature of political principles, including an extensive discussion of its applicability to animals. Inherent in the discussion is a rejection of a contractarian approach for the achievement of true social justice when dealing with unequal parties. 

Animal Rights/Human Rights: Entanglements of Oppression and Liberation

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Focuses on the interrelated suffering of oppressed humans and other animals, argues that exploitation of other animals has always gone hand in hand with the oppression of women, people of color, and other oppressed groups and analyzes the ideological forces and the use of state power in enforcing the uses of the oppressed, both human and animal. Suggests that the liberation of either devalued humans or animals ultimately depends on the liberation of the other.

An Unnatural Order

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A personal and thought provoking manifesto regarding the process by which humans have cut themselves off from animals and the natural world, the extraordinarily negative effects this process has had on us and our world, and a plea for a total rethinking of our relationship to the animal world. [Originally published by Simon and Schuster 1993]

Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals

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Rooted in Kantian thought, this book sets forth the claim that we are obligated to treat all sentient beings as what Kant called "ends-in-themselves." Critical of Kant's view that our duties to animals are indirect, Korsgaard also addresses a number of practical questions relating to our use of animals, such as for food, as scientific tools and as companions.