Vivisection day 2

Vivisection day 2 - Some Proposed Arguments Forms Animals...

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Some Proposed Arguments Forms - Animals are not members of our moral community - Therefore, we have no moral obligation to them Why are animals not members of our moral community? - Christian Tradition – Animals don’t have a soul. T: It seems weird when we scream at our dog for biting people then isn’t it? No, there is a difference between controlling behavior and controlling morality T: This argument is sort of a leap of faith and will only convince people that already believe this. - Measurable differences – Tool use, brain size. T: Even making this does not make a principle distinction between man and animals. Student: Some animals use tools some don’t T: yea it seems that if you’re just going to measure it with a measuring tape or something, some animals have larger brains and some don’t. Also, some animals use tools, like a chimpanzee using a stick. This argument doesn’t really bring about any principle distinction; there are too many counterexamples. -
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at FSU.

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Vivisection day 2 - Some Proposed Arguments Forms Animals...

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