Unformatted text preview: -recollections and expectations-all shared by animals COHEN'S KANTIANISM-more traditionally in spirit of Kant's writing-obligations can be independent of rights RATIONAL AUTONOMY-"actors subject to moral judgement must be capable of grasping the generality of an ethical premise. .."-Justified Speciesism SINGER (utilitarian) AND COHEN-potentially not at odds-Singer thinks that arbitrary speciesism is not justified-Cohen attempts to justify speciesism non-arbitrarily-both advocate making "morally relavant distinctions amont species" FALLACY OF THE STRAW MAN-"At great human cost, the lives of fish and crustaceans must also be protected, with equal vigor, if speciesism has been foresworn." (Cohen)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PHL 304 taught by Professor Leon during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08