Applied Ethics - Animals

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  • Created on: 23-02-16 15:20

1. According to Singer, humans are morally required to take what into account?

  • An animal's right not to be eaten
  • An animal's welfare (pain/pleasure), in equal measure to that of a human.
  • An animal's welfare (pain/pleasure), just below that of a human's welfare
  • An animal's right to vote
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2. 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 the animals are the subject of a life
  • 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.

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

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

4. 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

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

  • Eudaimonia
  • Society
  • Instinct
  • Pleasure

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