Applied Ethics - Animals

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

1. Recent Virtue Ethicists believe that

  • Not to recognise the importance of animal suffering is to show a lack of compassion
  • Using animal products is always wrong
  • Not to recognise the importance of animal suffering is irrelevant to producing a virtuous charcter
  • Selfishly treating an animal as a meat-growing machine is good
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2. For Kant, what is the only source of good?

  • Superior reasoning
  • A good will
  • A virtuous character
  • The consequences of an action

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

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

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

  • When the pleasure created outweighs the animal's suffering
  • Always because animals do not have autonomy or motives for actions
  • Never
  • Always since animals do not have souls

5. Equality of Moral interest must be based on what according to Singer?

  • Suffering
  • Sentience
  • Strength
  • Intelligence

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