Coghlan, S. (2016). Humanism, anti-humanism, and nonhuman animals. Society and Animals,24(4), 403-419. Netherlands: Brill. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341416
Many attacks against the anthropocentric prejudice that nonhuman animals have a slight or impoverished ethical subjecthood are also attacks on the humanistic idea of human moral uniqueness. This essay examines a way of overturning that anthropocentric prejudice by deploying certain conceptual resources of an expansive ethical humanism. Although this may appear to be a strange route to that destination, the suggestion is raised that this approach might significantly enrich our conception of nonhumans as ethical subjects.
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