Paola Cavalieri
Born (1950-10-26) 26 October 1950 (age 73)
Known forGreat Ape Project

Paola Cavalieri (born 26 October 1950) is an Italian philosopher, most known for her work arguing for extension of human rights to the other great apes and more broadly, "to mammals and birds, and probably vertebrates in general".[1] In addition to her books, she was the editor of Etica & Animali,[2] a quarterly international philosophy journal that published nine volumes from 1988 to 1998.

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  1. ^ Cavalieri, P. (2001), "The Animal Question: Why Nonhuman Animals Deserve Human Rights", Oxford: Oxford University Press, p.139.
  2. ^ "About the author", from Oxford University Press's catalog entry for Cavalieri's book The Animal Question Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Google Scholar". Retrieved 13 April 2018.