1. Why does Kant believe that animals are not ends in themselves?
- Because animals have their own moral laws
- Because animals cannot speak
- Because they do not have the capacity for practical reason
- Because animals do not have desires
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2. Guess the correct Kant quote:
- Humans can "deal and dispose [of animals] at one's discretion"
- "Humans that lack reason have no intrinsic value"
- Humans have "ultimate power" over everything on Earth
- Treating animals badly because they are animals is "speciesism"
3. For Kant, what is the only source of good?
- A good will
- Superior reasoning
- The consequences of an action
- A virtuous character
4. Under what conditions would treating animals badly be morally wrong for Kant?
- If the animals are the subject of a life
- If the overall suffering of animals outweighs the pleasure this bad treatment creates for humans.
- If it compromises a person's ability to treat other humans well, and therefore threatens the person's own moral integrity.
- If animals develop better communication skills so that they can explain their experience of pain.
5. Recent Virtue Ethicists believe that
- Using animal products is always wrong
- Not to recognise the importance of animal suffering is to show a lack of compassion
- Selfishly treating an animal as a meat-growing machine is good
- Not to recognise the importance of animal suffering is irrelevant to producing a virtuous charcter
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