Killing Happy Animals: Explorations in Utilitarian Ethics

  • Tatjana Višak

Part of the The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series book series (PMAES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  3. Tatjana Višak
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  4. Tatjana Višak
    Pages 34-45
  5. Tatjana Višak
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  7. Tatjana Višak
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 147-188

About this book


Is it acceptable to kill an animal that has been granted a pleasant life? This book rigorously explores the moral basis of the ideal of animal-friendly animal husbandry and sheds new light on utilitarian moral theory by pointing out the assumptions and implications of two different versions of utilitarianism, with surprising conclusions.


ethics identity Moral morality Utilitarianism

Authors and affiliations

  • Tatjana Višak
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityAustralia

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