Of Apes and Men

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry

McGill University (Biomedical Ethics Unit / Faculty of Law)

December 1, 2012

Oxford Student Legal Studies Paper No. 01/2013

Speciesism is generally taken to refer to the arbitrary preference for one's own species and cast in a morally negative light. My contention is that there are various kinds of speciesism and that it is sometimes morally acceptable. To make this point, I will focus on the 1968 movie The Planet of The Apes which offers instructive examples to test our intuitions on the matter.

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Keywords: Speciesism, Planet of the Apes

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Date posted: January 20, 2013  

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Beaudry, Jonas-Sébastien, Of Apes and Men (December 1, 2012). Oxford Student Legal Studies Paper No. 01/2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2202786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202786

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McGill University (Biomedical Ethics Unit / Faculty of Law) ( email )
3647 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1
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