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: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speaker-series-john-hadley-lecture-whats-all-the-fuss-about-animal-rights-tickets-40806789205 Upcoming talks: March 22, Tim Rayner (UTS), “’Stoicism as a way of life”. Registration open: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/speaker-series-philosophy-stoicism-as-a-way-of-life-by-tim-rayner-from-uts-tickets-42301357499 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 work + 61 2 9385 2369 s.lums...@unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.lums...@unsw.edu.au> https://hal.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/simon-lumsden/
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