On Sunday, May 3rd, BAVeg is hosting a new activity — an animal rights philosophy discussion.
Organized as part of our Food for Thought book club, Mike B says “The group will provide a great opportunity to hone our ability to reply to those who ostensibly attack our beliefs on rational grounds, as well as acquaint or re-acquaint ourselves with the excellent work in ethics that’s taken place in the last few decades regarding the moral consideration of nonhuman animals.”
This month’s topic:
Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, Chapters 1 and 6
Specifically, Singer’s argument for equal consideration of interests regardless of species membership (often referred to as “The Argument from Marginal Cases”). Philosophers opposed to animal rights have been trying to overcome this argument for 33 years with no success! We will get clear about what Singer’s argument is, how it can be used, and what some of the major failed objections to the argument are.
And, he adds, “All are welcome: Whether you’ve never touched a philosophy book or are a fellow philosophy junkie :-) “
What: Animals Rights Philosophy Group
When: 5/3/09 Sunday, 1:00 pm