Peter singer - all animals are equal (in james e white text) thesis: once we properly understand the idea of moral equality, there is no reason to deny that sentient animals have interests that are equal to human interests. All animals are equal by peter singer from: animal rights and human obligations edited by tom regan and peter singer second edition englewood cliffs, nj, prentice hall, 1989. Next, singer makes the argument as to why equality is a moral idea and not an assertion of fact by going through the problems of claims made in defense of racism, sexism, and arguments against the equality of all humans. Peter singer, in his article, all animals are equal, claims that we should give the same respect to the lives of non-human animals as we give to the lives of humans--that all animals, human and non-human, are equal. The ethics of speciesism what is speciesism 'speciesism' is the idea that being human is a good enough reason for human animals to have greater moral rights than non-human animals.
View homework help - week+9+singer+animal+equality from huma 1000 at the hong kong university of science and technology australian moral philosopher peter singer (1946-) his all animals are equal. Peter singer's animal liberation: equality for animals february 3, 2005 singer is a utilitarian definition of utilitarianism: the morally right act is the one whose consequences maximize the total balance of pleasure (interest satisfaction) minus pain (interest frustration) when considering all beings affected. Singer's argument for animal equality this paper is the result of feeling that singer's argument for animal equality in his paper 'all animals are equal' deserves to be taken more seriously than it often is. The distinction between humans and nonhumans is not a sharp division ''all animals are equal''-peter singer premise 1 human and non-human animals is no barrier to the case for extending the basic principle of equality to non-human animals.
Pete singer's 1974 essay all animals are equal, originally published in the journal international exchange and later included in a collection of similarly-themed essays edited by singer. The appearance of peter singer on q&a this week has rattled me in a way only the good philosopher can singer, who is arguably better known for his views on animal rights, has views about. Speciesism and moral status peter singer abstract: many people believe that all human life is of equal value most of them also believe that all human beings have a moral status superior to that of. 1 animal liberation peter singer i we are familiar with black liberation, cay liberation, and a variety of other movements with women's liberation some thought we had come to the end of the. Animal liberation quotes ― peter singer, animal the prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among.
The contemporary animal rights movement owes a great intellectual debt to peter singer's pathbreaking book animal liberation (1975), also known as 'the bible of the animal liberation movement' in that book singer made a break with the dominant but limited kantian argument that mistreating. First off, singer deliberately uses the term liberation rather than rights because it is the equality of consideration of interests, not equality of rights, that the case for animal equality seeks to establish. Peter singer - animal equality essay singer's argument for animal equality this paper is the result of feeling that singer's argument for animal equality in his paper 'all animals are equal' deserves to be taken more seriously than it often is - peter singer - animal equality essay introduction. Description: peter singer argues that humans and animals share an important equality -- the capacity to suffer or to enjoy their lives this carnegie council event took place on october 6, 2011.
The lethal philosophy of peter singer in the 2012 queen's birthday honours list, australia's highest honour went to the philosopher peter singer the citation was for eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition. Meanwhile, princeton university's center for the study of human values has appointed the australian philosopher peter singer, author of the seminal animal liberation (1975), to a prestigious chair, causing widespread disgust on account of singer's vociferous support for euthanasia (defenders of animal rights not infrequently also advocate the. Peter singer april 5, 1973 issue equality and fraternity over the lives of animals let animal slavery join human slavery in the graveyard of the past.
Chapter i all animals are equal or why the ethical principl e on which human equality rests requires us to extend equal consideration to animals too animal liberation may sound more like a parody of other~lib. Peter singer discusses moral value of non-human animals - the history of moral progress around equality of human animals and how we ought to treat animals - from judaism & christianity to. To understand peter singer and his work, it's helpful to examine his views on animal rights, euthanasia, and charity peter singer is an australian utilitarian philosopher and is a professor at princeton university.
Peter singer popularized the idea in animal liberation (1975) the term was popularized by the australian philosopher peter singer in his book animal liberation (1975) singer had known ryder from his own time as a graduate philosophy student at oxford [11. Peter singer s argument all animals are equal 1) begins with a summary of the debate raised by mary wollstonecraft s vindication of the rights of woman: a) assertion: argument on behalf of equal consideration for women s rights and interests is given by wollstonecraft. The first time i opened peter singer's ''animal liberation,'' i was dining alone at the palm, trying to enjoy a rib-eye steak cooked medium-rare if this sounds like a good recipe for cognitive dissonance (if not indigestion), that was sort of the idea. Peter singer, equality for animals singer accepts utilitarianism as an ethical theory definition of utilitarianism: the morally right act is the one whose consequences maximize the total balance of pleasure (interest satisfaction) minus pain (interest frustration) when considering all beings affected.