Kantian Ethics and our Duties to Nonhuman Animals

Between the Species 27 (1):82-107 (2024)
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Many take Kantian ethics to founder when it comes to our duties to animals. In this paper, I advocate a novel approach to this problem. The paper is divided into three sections. In the first, I canvass various passages from Kant in order to set up the problem. In the second, I introduce a novel approach to this problem. In the third, I defend my approach from various objections. By way of preview: I advocate rejecting the premise that nonhuman animals are nonrational.

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Samuel J. M. Kahn
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis


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