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Jaina Ahimsa.pdf

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PHL 302
Stephen Phillips

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THE JAINA ARGUMENT FOR VEGETARIANISM (etc.) Fundamental premise or assumption (F): Being a self (alternatively, being capable of feeling pain) is a moral-sphere-making characteristic; that is, anything that is a self (or, is capable of feeling pain) has moral rights. Question: Does everything with moral rights also have moral responsibilities? Jaina answer: No. Animals are not responsible for their actions but still should not be injured. Factual premise (S): Animals are selves (or, are capable of feeling pain), as is indicated by their behavior. Within the moral sphere: what acts are morall
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