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The Philosophy of Animal Rights
A Brief Introduction for Students and Teachers
Co-Author Mylan Engel, Co-Author Kathie Jenni
ISBN: 9781590561775
Book (Paperback)
Lantern Publishing & Media, Lantern Publishing & Media
5 x 8
140 pages
June 1, 2010


In this clear elucidation of the philosophy of animal rights, professors Mylan Engel Jr. and Kathie Jenni explore the fundamental outlines of the debate over our duties and responsibilities toward nonhuman animals. They also examine how the issue of animal rights plays out in a classroom setting and address some of the questions that arise for both students and teachers in presenting and studying this subject. In two course syllabi, Engel and Jenni place animal rights in the context of ethical practice and the environmental movement. The book also contains an extensive bibliography of references and philosophical resources.

Mylan Engel teaches in the department of philosophy at Northern Illinois University. He has contributed numerous articles to journals and chapters to books, including “The Commonsense Case against Animal Experimentation,” in The Ethics of Animal Research: Exploring the Controversy edited by Jeremy Garrett (MIT, 2012). He is the co-editor with Gary Comstock of The Moral Rights of Animals (Lexington, 2016). He lives in DeKalb, Illinois.
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Kathie Jenni completed the B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Montana and the PhD in Philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. She spent a year as an Ethics in Society Fellow at Stanford University before taking her current position
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