Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (4):683-701 (2018)

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Travis Timmerman
Seton Hall University
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I defend the bold claim that self-described speciesists are not really speciesists. Of course, I do not deny that self-described speciesists would assent to generic speciesist claims (e.g. Humans matter more than animals). The conclusion I draw is more nuanced. My claim is that such generic speciesist beliefs are inconsistent with other, more deeply held, beliefs of self-described speciesists. Crucially, once these inconsistencies are made apparent, speciesists will reject the generic speciesist beliefs because they are absurd by the speciesists’ own lights.
Keywords Speciesism  Moral Status  Kagan  Singer  McMahan
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DOI 10.1111/papq.12192
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