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Single Idea 21022

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / B. Moral Rights / 3. Animal Rights]

Full Idea

The Capabilities Approach sees animals as agents, not as receptacles of pleasure or pain.

Gist of Idea

The Capabilities Approach sees animals as agents, not just as having feelings

Source

Martha Nussbaum (Creating Capabilities [2011], 8)

A Reaction

This is in opposition to the utilitarian view. The key consequence is that animals can be victims of injustice, as well as of cruelty. Nice.

Book Reference

Nussbaum,Martha C.: 'Creating Capabilities' [Belknap Harvard 2013], p.160