Applied Ethics - Animals

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  • Created by: Jazoo
  • Created on: 23-02-16 15:20

1. When is harm to animals justified according to a utilitarian?

  • Always since animals do not have souls
  • Always because animals do not have autonomy or motives for actions
  • When the pleasure created outweighs the animal's suffering
  • Never
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2. Guess the correct Kant quote:

  • Treating animals badly because they are animals is "speciesism"
  • "Humans that lack reason have no intrinsic value"
  • Humans can "deal and dispose [of animals] at one's discretion"
  • Humans have "ultimate power" over everything on Earth

3. According to Aristotle, animals have no share in...

  • Pleasure
  • Society
  • Eudaimonia
  • Instinct

4. Which is true (according to Peter Singer)?

  • It is irrelevant the way in which an animal suffers.
  • The interests of animals should be taken into account differently as all have varied experience and levels of interests
  • The interests of animals should all be viewed as completely equal
  • A young orphaned infant has more interests than a primate.

5. Peter Singer thought that the way animals are currently treated is...

  • Against our duty towards animals
  • Morally Unjustifiable
  • Not a moral issue
  • Morrally Justifiable


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