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ethics, animals and aliens

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL275H1
Professor
Bialystock
Semester
Fall

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Ethics Lecture November 16, 2011 Ethics, Animals and Aliens • Spillover: if we treat animals badly, we make ourselves as less good people • Animals that are raised for consumption, wouldn’t exist if we didn’t breed them • “Utilitarianism for animals, Kantianism for people” o Utilitarian: maximizing happiness for all creatures including animals o Objection to the Kantian: medium stringent side constraints o Objection to Utilitarian: if we enjoy eating meat enough, then we can treat animals however we need to in order to facilitate that • Better theory needed
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