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Unformatted text preview: E. For Singer, even if there was a differences in the intellectual and moral capacities amongst different people groups (ie: men on average are less intelligent than women), that wouldnt meant that one would be justified in using men to further their own interests F. Humans are more intelligent than animals, but why think this warrants animals being used for the needs and interests of humans? G. Cohen says, but come on, theres no comparison between a rat and a human on the one hand, and a women who is smarter than another man on the other 1. For example, animals don't have the ability to conjure up a life plan of their own liking, and make decisions for themselves on how to best achieve this life plan. Thus are we exploiting them? H. Thus, while we do have a prima facie obligation to keep from harming animals. This obligation is not as strong as the obligation we have to other humans to keep each other from suffering....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHIL 7 taught by Professor Blair during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08