As mentioned, a contemporary philosopher named Tom Regan is someone who critiques Kant's ethics yet builds upon it in constructing an arguably better moral theory. So that you might be more familiar with how Regan does this, here is an extra credit reading and writing assignment on an article (that is a short version of a book) called "The Case for Animal Rights." The article is available here:
Your assignment is this:
1. Read the article carefully, following all of Vaughn's advice on reading.
Write an essay (not merely notes or a summary) where you explain (a)
Regan's main goals and conclusions of his essay and (b) reviews each
moral theory that Regan discusses and explains his objections to the
theory and (c) explains how Regan argues that (some) animals have moral
If you do the assignment, do an excellent job!
Due next Friday, Nov. 2 in class and on Turnitin.com
considering checking out Youtube for videos with Tom Regan, Google his
name and check out Google scholar for discussion of his work.