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Philosophy notes 1 - value An indirect right that S not be treated a certain way is possessed by S because some other thing Q has intrinsic value

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Philosphy Notes: Killing Animals 10.1.07 Indirect Rights View: Intended to support two claims 1. Sometimes when we kill animals (for meat) we are not violating any creatures rights 2. Sometimes we are Instrumental vs. Intrinsic Value Instrumental: the value that something has when it is useful for getting something else of value Intrinsic: The value that something has in itself, independently of the vale of anything else Appealing idea about rights: If a thing has a right not to be treated in a particular way, it’s because treating it that way injures something of intrinsic value A direct right that S not be treated a certain way is possessed by S because S has intrinsic
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Unformatted text preview: value. An indirect right that S not be treated a certain way is possessed by S because some other thing Q has intrinsic value. Why is it wrong to injure a person S? Answer: S has a right not to be injured Why is it wrong to violate his right? Answer: Huh? Why is it wrong to injure that dog? Answer: Because it has a right not to be injured. Why is it wrong to violate its right? Answer: Because its owner doesn’t want you to. To violate the dog’s right is to violate the owner’s right. *Whatever rights the dog has derive from the owner’s rights. Dog’s rights are indirect and the owner’s rights are intrinsic....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course PHIL 140g taught by Professor Kwon during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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