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Week 9; Animal Welfare & Environment

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Animal Welfare & Environment A. Peter Singer a. Advocate of utilitarianism i. Act is right if and only if it maximizes total happiness b. Non-human animals have equal moral standing as humans B. Moral Agents & Moral Standing a. Moral agent entails moral standing, but not vice versa b. Animals are not moral agents i. But animals have moral standing (it is wrong to kick a dog) ii. Why? 1. We are asking the criteria of moral standing now C. Direct & Indirect Moral Standing a. Direct moral standing i. X possesses direct moral standing if and only if X possesses features in virtue of which it deserves to be given moral consideration by agents who are capable of making moral choices b. Indirect moral standing i. X possesses indirect moral standing if and only if X deserves moral consideration only because it is related to something with direct moral standing D. Peter Singer’s Claim a. Non-human animals have direct moral standing b. Non-human animals have the same moral standing as humans c. “All animals are equal” E. Utilitarianism: Singer a. The only final value in the world is pleasure (positive value) and pain (negative value) i. Many non-human animals can feel pleasure and pain 1. Many non-human animals therefore have direct moral standing
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b. It is right to maximize the total sum of net pleasure – not only humans, but also non-human animals i.
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