You're Probably Not Really a Speciesist
Timmerman (Travis)
Source: Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Volume 99, Issue 4, December 2018, pp. 683-701
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  1. I defend the bold claim that self-described speciesists are not really speciesists.
  2. Of course, I do not deny that self-described speciesists would assent to generic speciesist claims (e.g. Humans matter more than animals). The conclusion I draw is more nuanced.
  3. My claim is that such generic speciesist beliefs are inconsistent with other, more deeply held, beliefs of self-described speciesists. Crucially, once these inconsistencies are made apparent, speciesists will reject the generic speciesist beliefs because they are absurd by the speciesists’ own lights.

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