The Virtue Ethics Defense of Animals: Reading and Discussion

Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Grand Central Terminal, Dining Concourse (lower level - table near Junior's) 42nd Street and Park Avenue New York, NY

(917) 543-2208 or email

Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals
An Introduction with readings
by Rosalind Hursthouse

Including selections by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, Mary Midgely, Roger Scruton, Stephen Clark, Andrew Linzey, Bernard Rollin, & Richard Ryder
Sunday, Jan 2, 2011, 3PM-7PM :
Chapter #6 : "The Virtue Ethics Defence of Animals" (Pages 158-166)

Directions: Subway - 4/5/6 or 7 to 42nd St/ Grand Central Terminal/ Lexington Ave or Times Square Shuttle (S) to Grand Central-Park Ave)

Bus - M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M42, M98, M101, M102, M104, Q32

Can't find us? Call (917) 543-2208. Email for more info.

Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces one of three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She then proceeds to clearly explain how each approach encourages us to think about our treatment of animals. Every chapter is linked to a reading from a key exponent of each approach.

'Clear, insightful look at all sides of the argument about our treatment of animals.'
- Sunday Times

'Anyone who seriously worked through this book would become a very careful and critical thinker.'
- Nathan Nobis, Ph.D, Department of Philosophy & Religion, Moorehouse College

Reading the text in advance is strongly encouraged, but feel free to come even if you can't do the reading – we will do a critical reread at each meeting.

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About the Animal Ethics Reading and Discussion Group

A new project designed to help animal advocates:

Explore animal ethics through reading and discussion.

Clarify our ideas and become better spokespeople for the movement.

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Join us as we begin our first series of readings!
To initiate our group, we'll begin with a series of anthologies,
giving us exposure to a broad range of authors and perspectives

Upcoming books may include:

* The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity
* Animals, Men, and Morals
* In Defense of Animals (1st Edition)
* In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave
* The Feminist Care Tradition in Animal Ethics: A Reader
* Ethics and Animals
* Animal Rights: A Symposium
* Political Theory and Animal Rights
* Animal Rights: The Changing Debate
* Animal Ethics Reader
* Beyond Animal Rights: A Feminist Caring Ethic for Animals
* Animal Rights and Human Obligations (1st & 2nd Editions)
* On the Fifth Day: Animal Rights and Human Ethics
* and more!

Find descriptions of these and other books on animals and ethics at