Speciesism and Moral Status

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Introduction,Cognitive Abilities in Humans and Animals,The Equal Value of All Human LifeAn Alternative View,The Views of Parents,Who Has Dignity"Slippery Slope" Arguments,Conclusion

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781405198288
StatePublished - Aug 18 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities


  • "Slippery Slope" arguments
  • American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Capacities and cognitive abilities of nonhuman beings-with regard to IQ and language comprehension
  • Cognitive abilities-in humans and animals
  • Equal value of all human life
  • Human beings with cognitive disabilities
  • People with cognitive disabilities-not being easy to categorize
  • Personhood-speciesism and moral status
  • Pope John Paul II's statement-equal worth of all human life and human superiority over nonhuman animals
  • Superior cognitive abilities


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