2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 323 - Animal Rights and Its Critics

Do animals have rights? Why do we grant some animals rights but not others? In this course we will examine various arguments concerning animal rights. In the first half of the semester we will read some early animal rights/liberation arguments that are now considered classic, whereas in the second half of the semester we will turn to critics of animal rights. Topics of discussion will include, but are not limited to, authority, body, death, experimentation, factory farming, food, hunting, justice, kinship, language, personhood, pet, philosophy, power, speciesism, vegetarianism, and zoos.
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: One philosophy core course.
Offered in the Spring Semester.