10 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2013
Date Written: December 1, 2012
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.
Keywords: Speciesism, Planet of the Apes
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Beaudry, Jonas-Sébastien, Of Apes and Men (December 1, 2012). Oxford Student Legal Studies Paper No. 01/2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2202786 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2202786