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There appear to be three main sets of issues that arise upon a focus on animal value: the moral standing or moral considerability of animals, the value of animal life, and the argument from marginal cases (or unfortunate humans). But these issues all arise, and in various ways, in the confines of a larger argument concerned with human benefit that proponents of animal use accept to justify animal experimentation in medicine and that opponents of animal use reject to scuttle that attempted justification. In fact, these main sets of issues are all interconnected, and the ultimate issue in dispute in this general area will turn out to be the comparative value of human and animal life.
R. G. Frey (D.Phil., Oxford) is the author of numerous books and articles in normative and applied ethics and in the history of ethics. He is Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Social Philosophy and Policy Center there.
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