SingerAnimals - All Animals are Equal Peter Singer Peter Singer(and Friend Recent Forms of Moral Progress Recognition that people of different

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All Animals are Equal Peter Singer
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Peter Singer (and Friend)
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Recent Forms of Moral Progress Recognition that people of different ethnic groups deserve the same moral consideration. Recognition that people of different sexes deserve the same consideration. Recognition that people of different sexual orientations deserve the same consideration.
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Commonalities Recognition that some difference between people does not have moral significance. I.e. that it is morally arbitrary to make certain distinctions. Expansion of the moral community - increasingly universal conception of who matters morally.
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Lessons for Moral Thought Be suspicious of your ingrained moral opinions - they are often simply prejudices? Always aim to think about the effects of your actions on those that at most disadvantaged by them? Aim for a fully universal conception of the moral community?
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Singer: This progress is not yet at an end. We still need to expand our understanding of those beings that deserve equal moral concern.
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“My aim is to advocate that we make  this mental switch in respect of our  attitudes and practices towards a very  large group of beings: members of  species other than our own - or, as we  popularly though misleadingly call them,  animals. In other words, I am urging that 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 0010 taught by Professor Shin,m during the Spring '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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SingerAnimals - All Animals are Equal Peter Singer Peter Singer(and Friend Recent Forms of Moral Progress Recognition that people of different

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