Applied Ethics - Animals

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  • Created on: 23-02-16 15:20

1. 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
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2. Recent Virtue Ethicists believe that

  • Using animal products is always wrong
  • Not to recognise the importance of animal suffering is irrelevant to producing a virtuous charcter
  • 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

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

  • Suffering
  • Intelligence
  • Sentience
  • Strength

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

  • An animal's welfare (pain/pleasure), just below that of a human's welfare
  • 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 right to vote

5. 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

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