Of Apes and Men
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Speciesism, Planet of the Apes
Date posted: January 20, 2013