Revista de Bioética y Derecho
versión On-line ISSN 1886-5887
MARTIN BLANCO, Sara. Moral reflections on non-human animals in Martha Nussbaum's philosophy. Rev. Bioética y Derecho [online]. 2012, n.25, pp.59-72. ISSN 1886-5887. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1886-58872012000200006.
The main question about moral treatment to non-human animals is not anymore a matter of applied ethics, assumed by some intellectuals, but a social demand which urges for its resolution. As a response to this requirement, Martha Nussbaum, offers -opposite to the proposals by Peter Singer, Richars M. Hare or Tom Regan- a new perspective to abord the speciesist problem: the capabilities approach. In this article we expose the main ideas in the Nussbaum iniciative, and question, as a discussion, some aspects on her capacities focus.
Palabras clave : capability; flourishing; dignity; sentience; global justice.