In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals

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This volume introduces the most important ideas in animal ethics and builds on a critical dialogue emerging at the intersection of animal rights, environmental ethics, and religious studies. In search of Consistency examines the work of influential scholars Tom Regan (animal rights), Peter Singer (utilitarian ethics), Andrew Linzey (theologian), and Paul Taylor (environmental ethics), and explores ethics and animals across six world religions (Indigenous faiths, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam). In Search of Consistency sheds light on 'the sanctity of life' by means of an intriguing moral theory, 'The Minimize Harm Maxim', rooted in the time-honoured moral ideals of impartiality and consistency. This volume questions what it means to be human and challenges our assumed place in the universe.
. . . worth every penny and then some! It is never for a moment boring. The author has created something of lasting value. . . (Norm Phelps)

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Biographical Note

Lisa Kemmerer is an Assistant Professor at Montana State U., Billings, (BA, Reed; MTS, Harvard; Ph.D., University of Glasgow, Scotland). The focus of her work has most frequently been animals and ethics, but she is interested in issues of justice generally, and has produced two documentaries on Buddhism. Kemmerer is an artist, activist, and wilderness adventurer who has traveled the world extensively.

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Kemmerer constantly reminds us that ethics is to be lived as well as thought about. Thought without actions is useless, but action without thought is blind. This book is a bright light. (Michael Becker) . . . worth every penny and then some! It is never for a moment boring. The author has created something of lasting value. . . (Norm Phelps)

Readership

Readers interested in animal rights, theology, religious studies, philosophy, ethics, and environmental studies.

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