Killing for knowledge

Tzachi Zamir*

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I distinguish between four arguments commonly used to justify experimentation on animals (I). After delineating the autonomy of the question of experiments from other topics within animal ethics (II), I examine and reject each of these justifications (III–VI). I then explore two arguments according to which animal-dependent experimentation should continue even if it is immoral (VII). I close with the way in which liberationists’ strategic considerations modify the moral conclusions of my analysis.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)17-40
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Applied Philosophy
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

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