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PHIL 211 Notes

by: Shydeia Caldwell

PHIL 211 Notes PHIL 211 001

Shydeia Caldwell
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Contemporary Moral Issues
Jeremy Wessiman

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I write very detailed notes and make sure to provide not only the main topic but also supportive details. These set of notes are on the reading "Utilitarianism and Animals " by Gaverick Matheny.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Shydeia Caldwell on Tuesday October 13, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHIL 211 001 at University of South Carolina taught by Jeremy Wessiman in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 53 views. For similar materials see Contemporary Moral Issues in PHIL-Philosophy at University of South Carolina.


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Date Created: 10/13/15
Tuesday October 1 2015 Notes Contemporary Moral Issues Gaverick Matheny Utilitarianism and Animals Utilitarianism Stats 17 Billion Animals killed by Europe North America in 2001 30 million for fur 50 100 million labs Principle of Equal Consideration Act in such a way that others interest are to be treated there same as yours Utilitarianism Lots of different moral issues that come to same conclusion as him Do animals have interest Interest in pleasurable life Interest should be treated equally Sentience Objection Sentience is Not Sufficient For Moral Consideration 1 Lack of human intelligence gt Ignore pain 2 A really smart person deserves moral treatment 3 Apes parrots gt infant or someone w brain damage Objection Homo Sapiens Deserve Better Treatment 1 Group Membership alone is not morally relevant Tuesday October 1 2015 2 Speciesism 3 Reply Group membership alone is not morally relevant 4 Speciesism m Extreme suffering 17 billion vegetarians are healthier Reason pleasure of eating meating


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