Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Speciesism As A Variety Of Anthropocentrism

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Speciesism is, in what have become our familiar ways of talking and writing about it, an indefensible bias. In this chapter, the author attempts to make sense of speciesism more specifically as a form of anthropocentrism, and anthropocentrism, in turn, as a difficult-to-define prejudice in favour of humans. This approach preserves the requirement that only prejudice is at issue, as well as a requirement that the prejudice in question is of a restricted and specialised sort. Species prejudice that is anthropocentric provides a much closer analogue to prejudice in favour of our own supposed kind. A more widespread unease with the argument from marginal cases, or at least with its ethico-political consequences, arises from its undermining of appeals to humanity.

Keywords: anthropocentrism; Speciesism

10.1163/ej.9789004187948.i-348.56
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004187948.i-348.56
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation