1. bookVolume 10 (2021): Issue 4 (December 2021)
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Rejoinder to Huemer on Animal Rights

Published Online: 20 Nov 2021
Page range: 66 - 77
Journal Details
First Published
03 Oct 2014
Publication timeframe
4 times per year

Heumer and I debate animal rights, utilitarianism, libertarianism, morality and philosophy. We agree that suffering is a problem, and diverge, widely, on how to deal with it. I maintain that this author’s reputation as a libertarian, let alone an intellectual leader of this movement, is problematic. Why? That is because libertarianism, properly understood, is a theory of intra-human rights; this philosophy says nothing about right from an extra-human perspective, Heumer to the contrary notwithstanding. That is to say, he is improperly importing into the freedom philosophy considerations extraneous to it.


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