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Philosophy of Animal Rights & Vegetarianism

This course listing applies to a Spring 2010 course. To find current courses, check out the Find a Course page.

Spring 2010
Rhetoric 98/Philosophy 198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

We will be looking at the topic of animal ethics from a philosophical point of view. After dabbling in the nature of moral philosophy, we'll discuss whether our current treatment of animals is speciesist, meaning that it is discriminatory in a manner akin to racism or sexism. From there, we will look at arguments on both sides of the debate. The course is constructed with both philosophy and non-philosophy majors in mind. There will be time devoted to making sure all people are comfortable with the texts, understand what philosophy is, and learn how to practice it.

How to Enroll:

CCN's will be given out the first day of class on Wednesday, January 20th. Enrollment will be limited to 30 people (there are 15 lower-division and 15 upper-division slots). Both philosophy and non-philosophy majors are welcome and there is no previous knowledge required for the course. 


If you did not come by on the first day, there is still room in the class. Send me an email and come to the second class (on Wednesday, January 27th)

Course Contact: alexsetz AT

Faculty Sponsor: R. Jay Wallace

Time & Location:

ClassAlex Setzepfandt
30Dwinelle 259W 5p-7p1/20started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Animal Rights DeCal Syllabus Spring 2010 Update 1-13-10.pdfJan 1394kbAdobe PDF (Viewer)View Download

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