1. Rosalind Hursthouse (a modern virtue ethicist) believes that
- There is a natural hierarchy of living things, the function of those lower down (animals) is to serve the needs of those higher up (humans).
- No animal can be granted higher 'moral status' as there is no familiar set of factors that some animals share and others don't.
- We must calculate whether an animal's interests and preferences should be included in our utility calculus.
- The 'moral status' of other animals is an important subject to clarify so that we can determine whether it has rights
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2. For Kant, what is the only source of good?
- A virtuous character
- A good will
- The consequences of an action
- Superior reasoning
3. Equality of Moral interest must be based on what according to Singer?
4. Under what conditions would treating animals badly be morally wrong for Kant?
- If animals develop better communication skills so that they can explain their experience of pain.
- If it compromises a person's ability to treat other humans well, and therefore threatens the person's own moral integrity.
- If the overall suffering of animals outweighs the pleasure this bad treatment creates for humans.
- If the animals are the subject of a life
5. Which is a correct Singer quote?
- "All lives matter"
- "Speciesism is the most pressing issue of this century"
- "In suffering the animals are our equals."
- "I'm craving a burger"
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