January 31, 2013

"Take Your Stinking Paws Off Me...!"

Jonas-Sebastien Beaudry, University of Oxford, has published Of Apes and Men as Oxford Student Legal Studies Paper No. 01/2013. Here is the abstract.

Speciesism is generally taken to refer to the arbitrary preference for one's own species and cast in a morally negative light. My contention is that there are various kinds of speciesism and that it is sometimes morally acceptable. To make this point, I will focus on the 1968 movie The Planet of The Apes which offers instructive examples to test our intuitions on the matter.
Download the paper from SSRN at the link. 

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