Of Apes and Men
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
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