James W. Rachels was an American philosopher who specialized in ethics and animal rights.
About James Rachels
Philosopher and writer remembered for his work on behalf of animal rights and ethics. He authored an important text entitled The Elements of Moral Philosophy.
After graduating from Mercer University, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He wrote six books and published almost 100 essays throughout the course of his professional life.
His family lived in Columbus, Georgia at the time of his birth.
He and engineer Kevin Greenaugh both studied at Mercer University in Georgia.
Information related to James Rachels
- American philosophy – American philosophy is the activity, corpus, and tradition of philosophers affiliated with the United States.
- Speciesism – Speciesism involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty
- Mercer University alumni
- Atheist philosophers
- Duke University faculty
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