What is it about?

The paper examines the role of the imagination in moral reasoning about nonhuman animals. It explores impediments to reasoning well and delaying moral progress.

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Why is it important?

The paper is important because despite animal rights theorists and activists making strong arguments that nonhuman animals have rights, these arguments have not lead to swift or significant political change. The paper helps explain why this is and what may need to change in order for the arguments of animal rights theorists to gain more traction.

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Steve Cooke
University of Leicester

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This page is a summary of: Imagined Utopias: Animals Rights and the Moral Imagination, Journal of Political Philosophy, August 2017, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/jopp.12136.
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