The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animal Rights Education

Authors: Horsthemke, Kai

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  • Explores how the ethical treatment and status of other-than-human animals influence pedagogy, teaching, and learning
  • Examines key trends in animal rights education
  • Discusses animal minds and interests, and how animals have been accommodated in moral theory
  • Investigates whether anti-racist and anti-sexist education logically entail anti-speciesist education
  • Proposes animal rights education as a viable and sound alternative that can potentially facilitate lasting change
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This book explores how the ethical treatment and status of other-than-human animals influence pedagogy, teaching, and learning in general, aiming to fill what has been a gap in the philosophy of education. It examines key trends in this regard, including environmental education, humane education, posthumanist education, ecopedagogy, critical animal pedagogy, critical animal studies, animal standpoint theory, and vegan education. The book discusses animal minds and interests, and how animals have been accommodated in moral theory. Further, it investigates whether anti-racist and anti-sexist education logically entail anti-speciesist education and closes by proposing animal rights education as a viable and sound alternative, a pedagogy that does justice not only to animals in general and as species, but also to individual animals. If animal rights education is philosophically and educationally meaningful, then it can arguably offer a powerful pedagogical tool, and facilitate lasting pro-animal changes.


About the authors

Kai Horsthemke is an Associate Professor and teaches Philosophy of Education at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, UK. His research interests include African philosophy and indigenous knowledge systems.

 

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“This book is useful for educators, researchers, and students of animal rights philosophy. The author evaluates the arguments for animals' moral status from philosophers such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Gary Francione. The animal rights field is burgeoning and not without controversy. This book provides thorough analysis and insight into animal rights and how they can be implemented in education.” (Sarah Allison, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2019)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98593-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-98592-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Rights Education
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98593-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98593-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98592-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 358
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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