A seminal work laying out the case for attributing moral rights to certain animals based on an extension of the Kantian principle that all subjects-of-a life possess inherent value and must be treated as ends in themselves, rather than as means to an end.
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.
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 exploration from the early days of the modern animal movement regarding the treatment of animals in various philosophical traditions, the errors and misjudgments that led to animals being left out of serious discussions regarding ethics, as well as proposals for rectifying this egregious lapse.
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]
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.
An analysis of the question of animal life under capitalism rooted in Laruellean non-philosophy, Marxism, feminism, and Lacanian psychoanalysis that concludes that human emancipation requires animal emancipation.
A series of dialogues between two college students – a meat-eater and an ethical vegetarian – regarding the ethical questions that arise in contemplating the consumption of animal bodies as well as why the ethical arguments, even when accepted, do not necessarily change behavior, and how vegans should interact with non-vegans.
Primarily an examination of human interactions with certain domesticated animals, including pets, lab animals and trained therapy dogs, encompassing consideration of the philosophical, cultural, and biological aspects of these animal–human encounters.
Placing language at the center of philosophical analysis, and focusing on public concern for animals, this work shifts the debate about animal welfare and rights to the vocabulary people use to express their concern for the suffering and lives of animals.