Ethics and Animal Experimentation. The Relevance of Beauchamp and DeGrazia’s Principles

Allegri, Francesco (2020) Ethics and Animal Experimentation. The Relevance of Beauchamp and DeGrazia’s Principles. Future of science and ethics, 5 (1). pp. 54-61. ISSN 2421-3039

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In a perspective that assigns non-human sentient beings an important moral status, animal experimentation appears justified only when it is a necessary and sufficient condition to preserve our health, namely when it is the only means to achieve this goal (at least in principle the greater cognitive, emotional and social complexity of human beings would seem to justify a preference for them over less mentally complex individuals in dilemmatic situations). My paper examines Beauchamp and DeGrazia’s recent book on Principles of Animal Research Ethics, which, by developing and integrating the old conception of the Three R’s, helps us to identify the specific moral rules that must govern the scientific research involving animals.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Etica e sperimentazione animale. La rilevanza dei Principi di Beauchamp e DeGrazia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animal experimentation, Moral status, Moral principles, 3 Rs philosophy, Social benefits, Animal welfare
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 15:06
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 15:06

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