[SydPhil] [UWS seminar] Reminder: Encountering the Author 25 September 2013

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Thu Sep 19 11:41:58 AEST 2013

Encountering the Author: Siobhan O'Sullivan, Animals, Equality and Democracy (Palgrave McMillan 2011)
[EtA Sept 25]As part of its ongoing 'Encountering the Author' series, the University of Western Sydney is hosting a special event on animal rights. The focus of this event will be 'Animals, Equality and Democracy' by Siobhan O'Sullivan from the University of Melbourne.  In Animals, Equality and Democracy Siobhan O'Sullivan exposes inconsistencies in animal protection laws that favour the most popular, best known nonhuman animals. She also shows that protections vary depending on how we want to make use of a particular animal, with the most visible animals receiving the strongest level of protection. She argues that contemporary animal welfare laws make the lives of animals akin to a lottery. O'Sullivan calls this the 'internal inconsistency' and argues that animal protection inequalities offend fundamental liberal democratic values.
Speakers: Siobhan O' Sullivan (University of Melbourne), Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (University of Sydney), Jane Johnson (Macquarie University), Chris Degeling (University of Sydney)
When: Wednesday,  25th September 2013
Time: 2pm to 4pm, followed by afternoon tea
Location: Building 3, Room G.55, Bankstown Campus
To access UWS Bankstown campus: take the Henry Lawson Drive exit off the M5 and turn right and follow the signs. Or, catch a UWS shuttle bus from Revesby station.
For catering purposes, please RSVP to: Philosophy at uws.edu.au<mailto:Philosophy at uws.edu.au>
For information on other  encounters please visit: http://www.uws.edu.au/philosophy/philosophy@uws/events/encountering_the_author

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Dr John Hadley
Lecturer in Philosophy
School of Humanities and Communication Arts
10a. G. 07, Bankstown Campus
University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751
+612 9772 6124
j.hadley at uws.edu.au
Intro to animal property rights theory<http://letthemeatmeat.com/post/20709220707/dr-john-hadley-on-his-proposal-to-give-animals>

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