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Peter_Singer_Anima - leading to panting were common features.” Objections Necessary Singer’s false choice and response Cosmetics Teaching How

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Peter Singer – Animal Rights
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Where Do Rights Come From? Rationality? Communication? Jeremy Bentham: “Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps  the faculty of discourse? But a full-grown horse or dog is  beyond comparison a more rational, as well as more  conversable animal, than an infant of a day, a week, or  even a month old.” IQ Tests for rights?
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Where Do Rights Come From? Suffering Do animals suffer? Signs of suffering Not dependent on Rationality Does anyone other than me suffer?
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How Are Their Rights Violated? Vivisection Injecting chemicals into the brains of cats: “with a   number of widely different substances, recurrent patterns  of reaction were obtained. Retching, vomiting, defecation,  increased salivation and greatly accelerated respiration 
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Unformatted text preview: leading to panting were common features.” Objections Necessary? Singer’s false choice and response Cosmetics Teaching How Are Their Rights Violated? Eating them Means, not Ends “If it is vivisection that shows the logic of speciesism most clearly, it is the use of other species for food that is at the heart of our attitude toward them.” Factory Farming Objections Necessary? Inefficient Non-sequitor Humanely? Life has value Still Means not Ends Impossible at this scale Conclusion Jeremy Bentham – “The question is not, Can they Reason? nor Can they talk? but Can they Suffer? Critics must come up with other justification for rights spar@msu.edu goldsmith.mitch@gmail.com...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course MKT 317 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Michigan State University.

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