Has the philosophical case for animal liberation been proved? A systematic and narrative review of the philosophical literature 1975-2020.
I test the hypothesis proposed by Peter Singer that the philosophical case for animal liberation has been won, through a systematic review of papers published by philosophers between 1975 and 2020.
There was a slight but statistically significant correlation between support for an animal liberation vegan position, with year of publication. Support for a better treatment of animals than currently sanctioned by society increased significantly among papers discussing general principals of animal ethics.
Findings support a weaker version of Singer's hypothesis. Among the philosophical community there is greater support for animal liberation, but the debate has not been ‘won’.
"Has the philosophical case for animal liberation been proved? A systematic and narrative review of the philosophical literature 1975-2020.,"
Between the Species:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.calpoly.edu/bts/vol26/iss1/6