Ethics, Humans and Other Animals
An Introduction with Readings
Routledge – 2000 – 288 pages
This introductory textbook is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and ethical problems.
Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces the three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She links each chapter to readings from key exponents such as Peter Singer and Mary Midgley and asks students to think critically about these readings for themselves.
Key features include clear activities and activities, chapter summaries and guides to further reading.
'Clear, insightful look at all sides of the argument about our treatment of animals.' - Sunday Times
'Hursthouse’s Ethics, Humans and Other Animals…remains an excellent, self-guided amalgam of primary sources and secondary commentary by an author who represents a virtue-ethics approach to inter-species morality; it is loaded with helpful pedagogical instruments.' - Ralph Acampora, Hofstra University, Society & Animals