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Will Kymlicka

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S1E1: Animal Rights with Will Kymlicka

The Animal Turn

Claudia talks to Will Kymlicka about the concept of Animal Rights and how it pertains to the law. They touch on what the relationship is between law and ethics and what this means for scholarship in ‘The Animal Turn’. This episode opens-up the first season of the podcast, focusing on Animals and the Law. Guest: Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University, where he has taught since 1998. He has published eight books and over 200 articles, which have been translated into 34 languages. His books include Contemporary Political Philosophy (1990; second edition 2002), Multicultural Citizenship (1995), Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity (2007), and most recently Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011), co-authored with Sue Donaldson. He was awarded the 2019 Gold Medal from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Host: Claudia Hirtenfelder is a PhD Candidate in Geography and Planning at Queen’s University and is currently undertaking her own research project that looks at the historical relationships between animals and cities. Featured readings: Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights written by Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka; Animals and the Law by Lesli Bisgould; Social Membership: Animal Law Beyond the Property/Personhood Impasse by Will KymlickaBed Music created by Gordon Clarke (Instagram: @con_sol_ ) Podcast Logo created by Jeremy John (Website)Sponsored by Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics – A.P.P.L.E (Website) 

1hr 21mins

24 Feb 2020

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Episode 67: Zoopolis with Will Kymlicka

Knowing Animals

In this episode of Knowing Animals I am thrilled to be joined by Professor Will Kymlicka from Queens University, Canada. We discuss the book he wrote with Sue Donaldson, ‘Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights’. It was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. This episode of Knowing Animals is brought to you by AASA. AASA is the Australasian Animal Studies Association. You can find AASA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/AASA-Australasian-Animal-Studies-Association-480316142116752/. Join AASA today!


9 Apr 2018

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Episode 404: Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, Fiona Peacock

Our Hen House

Welcome to the 404th episode of Our Hen House!  Mariann talks to Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka, authors of Zoopolis, about how to develop a genuinely interspecies model of democracy, how farmed animal sanctuaries can be sites for experiments in […]

1hr 48mins

7 Oct 2017

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Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights

Philosophy Bites

Should minority groups such as recent immigrants or those who have suffered historic injustice be given rights that other citizens don't have? Will Kymlicka believes they should. Listen to his arguments in defence of this position in this episode of Philosophy Bites.


8 Jun 2008

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