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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1B03
Professor
Stefan Rodde
Semester
Fall

Description
feminism:  a political/philosophical movement to transform society to replace explicit and implicit gender discrimination with equality socialism:  a political/philosophical movement to transform society to replace class discrimination and economic injustice with equality the prefix eco  makes each of these movements operate in an environmental context total transformation  ecofeminism stresses kinship and solidarity with non-humans. But not all means of achieving this succeed  Val Plumwood says that they do not go far enough conceptually speaking the case of vegetarians  the philosophy of vegetarians Plumwood discusses justifies itself by understanding use of moral wrong  to eat a living organism is to use it for your purposes alone. To make a resources of an organism violates its existence  so all predator activity is a moral wrong. Animals are respected on the same terms as humans Is use cruelty?  There are good reasons for being a vegetarian: the avoidance of cruelty in modern factory farming methods, for example  As a political movement ecofeminism can work to improve the world of farmers, animals, and the entire economic system of agriculture 
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