Critics’ Reviews

Comments on the Third Edition:

“Angus Taylor’s Animals & Ethics is, quite simply, the finest text on animal ethics available. There is no other text that covers such a broad range of material with such expertise and lucidity. Taylor’s readings of the key works and thinkers in the field are not only reliable but often remarkably insightful. For any professor interested in teaching animal ethics, as well as any general reader who wishes to learn more about the central philosophical debates concerning animals, I recommend Taylor’s book without reservation.” — Matthew Calarco, California State University, Fullerton

“This book is a critically nuanced and meticulous assessment of the philosophical underpinnings of our ethical consideration of non-human animals. The third edition of Angus Taylor’s Animals & Ethics not only provides students and the general public with a cogent introduction to the controversial issue of animal liberation but also serves as an invaluable reference work for students with the impressive inclusion of an extensively updated bibliography comprising data from hundreds of relevant publications on the moral status of animals.” — Jodey Castricano, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Comments on the First Edition:

“An invaluable reference book.” — Ian Hacking in The New York Review of Books

“Angus Taylor places the reader at the leading edge of all the major contemporary controversies over the human use and exploitation of animals. … Everyone who reads this book will be the better for it.” — Michael Allen Fox, Queen’s University

Posted on November 2, 2015