The UBC Political Science Department’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the UBC Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and the UBC Animal Welfare Program will present a talk by Professor Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University: “Do We Need a Political Theory of Animal Rights?”
To date, inter-disciplinary work on animal ethics has primarily been advanced by moral philosophers/bioethicists and scientists of animal behaviour, cognition, etc. This partnership between ethicists and scientists has enriched our understanding of animals and compelled us to consider the moral implications for our treatment of them in light of their many capacities. As Professor Kymlicka will argue, however, animal ethics also requires the resources of political theory.
Do not miss this interesting talk on Thursday, October 18 at Buchanan Penthouse 3:00 – 4:30 pm.