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Phil lecture notes - What's the difference between eating humans and eating animals The dining club challenge Supposes a wealthy man wants to eat

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What’s the difference between eating humans and eating animals? The dining club challenge Supposes a wealthy man wants to eat human flesh on occasion and arranges for human babies to be harvested for the table Question: what’s the morally relevant difference between humans and non- humans o Meat is there for the taking already, the man is ordering the baby specially o Baby has more potential than a cow (mental capacity) o We identify with babies more then with animals o Unnatural to eat the humans (cannibalism) o Baby has potential for self-awareness/animal does not o The bible says not to eat the babies o Natural to eat the animal (food chain) bad theory o We can get away with it-the more $ you have, the more you can get away with o Who has a soul? o Consequences for the future of humanity o Differences in the psychology of humans and animals o Meat is a nutritional necessity, but you have to draw the line somewhere o Animals are amoral/immoral o Animals eat other animals o
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Shapiro during the Fall '06 term at Wisconsin.

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Phil lecture notes - What's the difference between eating humans and eating animals The dining club challenge Supposes a wealthy man wants to eat

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