Animal Rights from Cosmopolitan Perspective

Introduction Cosmopolitans hold that morality is a matter of choice, a choosing of principles of actions. The key tenet of cosmopolitanism is that an individual is a citizen of the cosmos not the polis and the inherent source of value comes from universal principles applicable to everyone. Values are formed in a certain context, but ‘thin’ and ‘thick’ values can be distinguished (Appiah 2007). Cosmopolitanism is largely influenced by the Stoic philosophy and Kant’s…

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