Missouri Philosophy Forum: Alex Howe

Alex Howe
Friday, September 15, 2017 3:00pm
Strickland 114

Alex Howe will be presenting a talk titled "Citizenship Goes to the Dogs."

Abstract: I use a schematized version of the classic "Argument from Marginal Cases" to argue that non-human animals living under the control of humans have a moral claim to a set of constitutional protections (in the legal/political sense). These protections concern legal personhood, bodily integrity, use of public space, socialization, legal standing, and legislative standing.