Tom Regan

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Tom Regan

Thomas "Tom" Regan (November 28, 1938 – February 17, 2017) was an American philosopher and writer. He was best known for his animal rights activism. He wrote the non-fiction book The Case for Animal Rights (1983). He also made the term "subjects-of-a-life" popular. He taught philosophy at North Carolina State University (NCSU) from 1967 to 2001.

Regan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was married to Nancy Tirk. He had two children, Bryan and Karen.

Regan died from pneumonia on February 17, 2017 in Rockingham, North Carolina, at the age of 78.[1]

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