<history of philosophy, biography> American philosopher born in 1938. In The Case for Animal Rights (1983) and The Thee Generation: Reflections on the Coming Revolution (1991) Regan develops a comprehensive theory in favor of granting moral respect to non-human animals. Recommended Reading: Tom Regan, Defending Animal Rights (Illinois, 2001) and Carl Cohen and Tom Regan, The Animal Rights Debate (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001).
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