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Peter Singer’s Hegelianism: the Social Context of Equality

Lookup NU author(s): Professor David RoseORCiD



This article examines the seemingly contradictory stance of Peter Singer’s meta-ethics with his redefinition of equality along the lines of all beings with interests are equal. This apparent contradiction is resolved through the postulation that Singer must, in part, hold a position similar to Hegelian idealism, but that raises a further problem concerning his specific work on animal rights.

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Author(s): Rose D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Between the Species: an online journal for the study of philosophy and animals

Year: 2009

Volume: 13

Issue: 8

Pages: 1-32

Date deposited: 28/03/2012

ISSN (electronic): 1945-8487

Publisher: San Francisco Bay Institute, Schweitzer Center