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Lecture 21

PHIL224 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Deep Ecology, Speciesism


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHIL224
Professor
Heather Douglas
Lecture
21

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October, 30th, 2014 Class 21
Singers: Animal Liberation
Do we have a direct duty to (some) animals?
Direct duty vs Indirect Duty
Moral extension Individuals (singer, Reagan, vounduler, taylor )
Collectives (robston, leopold, deep ecology)
Non-anthropocentric Ethics
Speciesism
Reasons to prefer one’s own species
Only humans have a soul
Only humans have reason -kids
Only humans have the potential for reasons –what about the senile
It is natural
Pain & Suffering (Pleasure and Happiness)
Physical – Behaviour and physical responses (verbal responses)
Neurological functions- Neural physiology
Emotional
Grief , Dread, fear, stress
Loss of future
Killing and death
Loss of future
Loss/grief to family members
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