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Vivisection, Morals and Medicine: An Exchange R. G. Frey vs. Sir William Paton The Philosopher and the Pharmacologist Throw- down!!!
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Frey: Morals and Medicine Frey’s argument has many steps. First, he thinks that many people are NOT antivivisectionists because of the benefit gained from experiments on animals. Those who object to this argument will do so for two reasons. First, they will think that no benefit can justify the pain felt by the animals in question. Second, in the face of painless experiments, they will object to the use of animals as subjects for experiments in all cases. These arguments, Frey thinks, will not convince the typical vivisectionist who believes that a substantial benefit will outweigh the negative consequences of animal experimentation.
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Frey: Morals and Medicine But if a vivisectionist makes an appeal to benefit, couldn’t a substantial enough benefit justify painful experiments on humans? The vivisectionist needs some reason to justify not doing to humans what we are willing to do to animals in experiments. He thinks one of the most common reasons given is that human life is more valuable than animal life.
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