Details of the next “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “What’s all the Fuss about Animal Rights?"

Speaker: Dr John Hadley (Philosophy, Western Sydney University)

Abstract: I will present an overview of the philosophy of animal rights. Topics 
for discussion include: the ethics of pet keeping, eating meat, using animals 
in biomedical research and visiting zoos;  the difference between animal 
welfare and animal rights; the distinction between causing pain and painlessly 
taking life; the status of invertebrates, fish and so-called feral species; the 
conflict between animal rights and biodiversity conservation; recreational 
hunting and so-called conservation hunting;  human-animal friendships; the 
analogy between racism, sexism and 'speciesism'. All the rival philosophical 
positions on these topic will be explained.

Thursday, 22 February, 2018
6:30pm - 8pm
Leichhardt Library (Piazza Level - Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt)
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided
Bookings online or call 9367 9266

Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link:

Upcoming talks:

March 22, Tim Rayner (UTS), “’Stoicism as a way of life”. Registration open:
April 26, Nicholas H. Smith (Macquarie), “Work in a Free Society”
May 31, Markos Valaris (UNSW), TBA

Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

Simon Lumsden | Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
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