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By Stephen T. Newmyer

This groundbreaking quantity explores Plutarch's particular survival within the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as people, needs to take observe in their interests.

Exploring Plutarch's 3 animal-related treatises, in addition to passages from his moral treatises, Stephen Newmyer examines arguments that, strikingly, foreshadow these present in the works of such well-known animal rights philosophers as Peter Singer and Tom Regan.

Unique in viewing Plutarch’s evaluations not just within the context of old philosophical and moral via, but in addition as an alternative within the historical past of animal rights hypothesis, Animals Rights and Reasons issues out how remarkably Plutarch differs from such anti-animal thinkers because the Stoics.

Classicists, philosophers, animal-welfare scholars and readers will all locate this publication a useful and informative addition to their reading.

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