Primaten – Ihr moralischer Status [Primates. Their moral status]

Contributions to Ethics and Biotechnology, Volume 8 (2011) - in German

The legal and moral status of primates has considerably improved in recent years. What is the reason for this new assessment? What contribution is made by the ethical arguments on which it is based? Is it their similarity to people which makes primates so special in the animal world? Or should we no longer treat them as animals from an ethical point of view, but as people? The study’s arguments are based on the unique skills and characteristics which make primates so special. According to the study, this justifies their moral status and dignity, which must prove its worth in view of the new possibilities of technical interventions.

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Last edition: 20.05.2021