[SydPhil] 'Inner West Council Philosophy Talk' Tonight : John Hadley (WSU), "What's all the fuss about animal rights?", Leichhardt Library, Tonight, 6:30-8:00pm

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Thu Feb 22 15:50:20 AEDT 2018

Details of tonight's “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.

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: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/tPU5CxnMRvtBRQL0HvtRRx?domain=eventbrite.com.au
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.lumsden at unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au>

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