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Unformatted text preview: Better way to see it is as blocking the inequality thesis by claiming that animal lives and human lives cannot be compared in value. Should we accept such a claim? Beyond Frey Is the unequal value thesis is useful in thinking about ethical issues regarding humans and animals? If the operative principle for making ethical decisions is simply act utilitarianism, then maybe its indirectly useful: it can help explain how we can create more well-being by sacrificing animals to benefit humans: the decrease in well-being for animals is sometimes made up by the greater increase in well being for humans. P3: Do the action that causes the greatest increase in the value of lives. Equivalent to AC. P3=P2. Since many would not accept a purely utilitarian perspective, what would be an alternative approach. Act Utilitarianism for Animal-human Ethics/Deontology for human-human ethics? Rule U? Deontology across the board?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHL 118 taught by Professor Garyfulle during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
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