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    There is no doubting the fact that animals do not have rights in the conventional sense, or in any other sense for that matter. The reason is because they are not moral agents; they cannot do things out of a sense of right or wrong and cannot reason, as opposed to humans. Without reasoning, they are unable to have rights and therefore, are not responsible. Does that mean humans have the right to treat animals badly? Of course not; but that is for humans to decide, because animals cannot decide anything. In "An Animal's Place," Michael Pollan introduces Peter Singer's argument, which is simple, and difficult to argue against. Based on equality, every one realizes that people are not equal at all: "Some are smarter than others, better looking,…

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    Why Is Whaling Wrong

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    Is It Wrong to Kill a Whale? Over the past three weeks, there has been a continuous stream of ethical examinations and arguments on the controversial whaling issue. After sifting through and deciphering what is significant and what cannot be considered credible, a conclusion was made. This paper will analyze Peter Singer’s consequentialist view and two deontological theories and apply these theories to the whaling issue. In order to decide whether whaling is ethical or not, one must understand…

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    others should not revolve around their capabilities they retain. It is built on this facet we are able to say that the evidence that some people are not members of our race does not entitle us to abuse them, and similarly the fact that some people are less resourceful than others does not mean that their concerns may be disregarded. Peter Singer published Animal Liberation in 1975 which has been mentioned as a leading prompt on leaders…

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    Peter Singer Poverty

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    In this essay “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” Peter Singer is trying to persuade the society that the world hunger and poverty will be solved if people from wealthy society donate the money that spend on their luxuries to the aid organization. He gives two controversies examples of Dora’s situation and Bob’s situation which help to strengthen his argument. From that examples it is also supports his arguments in favor of his altruistic position. On the other hand he also address the…

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    Peter Singer Analysis

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    people in a way just as much responsible for all the suffering throughout the world that we have the capability to help prevent; such as the suffering of the global poor. Philosopher Peter Singer argues that there is such an obligation to the global poor and that the failure to do so is the morally equivalent to murder. To support this, he brings up the thought experiment of the drowning boy, whereas you have the opportunity to save a drowning boy in exchange for ruining your new shoes and…

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    pleasure, while preference utilitarianism defines happiness as the needs or interests of an individual (Briggle and Mitcham 47). If animals are considered within the context of utilitarianism, as the moral philosopher Peter Singer suggests they should be, then it is morally wrong to deprive animals of physical pleasure and the ability to pursue their needs and interests. Animals used in research are often subjected to pain due to the nature of many experiments and are also kept in captivity,…

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    Peter Singer Poverty

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    More than 1.2 billion people- one in every five on earth- survive on less than a dollar a day (Facts on Poverty). Peter Singer’s solution to poverty issue in the United States claims that all of the wealthier class should donate their excess and/or luxury money to those in need, the poor. The upper class of American citizens feel obligated to donate to those that are less fortunate than them, “America’s super wealthy are being hit up hard for their money on two fronts this year — for charity and…

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    Peter Singer Argument

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    philosopher Peter Singer in his excerpt from How Are We to Live called The Good life. Singer starts off the excerpt asking the audience why are we so connected for our kin, and later expounds on that question by asking why is it that we are people starting to care for strangers. These questions help birth the main idea of the excerpt which is the power of the brain and how it sets us apart from all other species by giving us the ability to reason. This main idea branches off into three parts…

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    Peter Singer Famine

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    Peter Singer, author of Famine, Affluence, and Morality, is an Australian moral philosopher. He is a professor of bioethics at Princeton University and a Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Singer’s main focus is applied ethics and ethical issues which he looks at from two different views. He looks at these ethical issues from a secular and utilitarian view. Singer is a utilitarian. He favors the majority. SInger thinks that actions are right if they benefit the majority. In…

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    Peter Singer Charity

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    Is Charity the Answer to World Poverty? In “The Singer Solution to World Poverty,” Peter Singer discusses multiple scenarios where individuals are put in situations where they must decide between their needs and others. He believes individuals can save the life of another by sacrificing some wealth or material possessions. This simplistic solution to a problem that has present for decades fails to address certain issues. One such problem with his solution is the variability between the…

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