Animals, Political Liberalism and Public Reason

Authors: Zuolo, Federico

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  • Reconstructs the epistemic nature of disagreement about animals
  • Proposes a liberal political theory that seeks to outline an inclusive set of principles that can be accepted by all
  • Considers diverse views including animal rights, utilitarianism, feminism and environmentalism to understand what values underpin peoples' views on animals
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This book explores the problem of disagreement concerning the treatment of animals in a liberal society. Current laws include an unprecedented concern for animal welfare, yet disagreement remains pervasive. This issue has so far been neglected both in political philosophy and animal ethics. Although starting from disagreement has been the hallmark of many politically liberal theories, none have been devoted to the treatment of animals, and conversely, most theories in animal ethics do not take the disagreement on this issue seriously. Bridging this divide with a change of perspective, Zuolo argues that we should begin from the disagreement on the moral status of animals and the treatment we owe them.

Reconstructing the epistemic nature of disagreement about animals, Zuolo proposes a novel form of public justification to find principles acceptable to all. By setting out a unified framework which honours the liberal principles of respect for diversity, a robust liberal political theory capable of dealing with diverse forms of disagreement, and even some forms of radical dissent, is achieved.


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Federico Zuolo is Associate Professor in Political Philosophy at the University of Genoa, Italy. Previously, he was Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Fellow at the Universities of Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, and research fellow at the University of Pavia, Italy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals, Political Liberalism and Public Reason
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49509-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49509-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49508-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-49511-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 280
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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