10.26.07 The Moral Community

10.26.07 The Moral Community - The Moral Community By...

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Unformatted text preview: The Moral Community By Michael Allen Fox Animal Rights Many people believe that animals have: 1) the right to life, and; 2) the right not to suffer, and; 3) the right to a certain minimum quality of life. On what basis? The Moral Community • The moral community is a group of beings that shares certain charachteristics and whose members are or consider themselves to be bound to observe certain rules of conduct in relation to one another because of their mutual likeness. • These natural bonds are the basis of our obligations to each other. Sociopaths and Terrorists The Rules of Membership Members must posses: 1) Critical self-awareness, and; 2) The ability to manipulate complex concepts and to use a sophisticated language, and; 3) The capacity to reflect, plan, deliberate, choose, and accept responsibility for acting, and; 1) The capacity to recognize these charachteristics in others, and; 5) The capacity to care about others. Autonomous Persons Rational moral agents are autonomous or...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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10.26.07 The Moral Community - The Moral Community By...

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