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Fri 8 May, 2009 07:57 pm - OP, you said that you apply intrinsic worth to basic welfare interests because (e) it is an empirical reality that sentient beings generally exhibit an interest in living through their behaviors. I... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 07:03 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]I'm quite alright with people not being vegetarian if causing harm to animals is morally wrong and the meat-industry is abolished (consequence of premises 1-3), since... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 06:48 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]I'm conceding the point that purchasing and eating meat from the store is complicit in the wrongdoing that takes place at the slaughterhouse. I'd like to redirect... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 06:41 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]I argued that the moral wrongness of meat-eating is overidden only if the animals died due to accidents, or natural causes, or other sources which did not stem from the... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 06:19 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]Animals are not products anymore than humans are products. Human slavery is an example where humans are [I]treated like [/I]resources, just as meat-production is an example... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 05:34 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]Okay, let's regroup our thoughts. We all acknowledge that there are moral complexities and unintended consequences deeply rooted in oil consumption and the like. We... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 04:34 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]That said, it is unequivocally clear what procedures go into the production of meat. When you go to purchase fried chicken at the store, you knowingly desire that chicken... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 04:21 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism]Yes, it intentionally harms the animal, whereas automoblie driving harms are unintended. Animal-eating is wrong for much the same reason that buying stolen property or... (view)
Fri 8 May, 2009 11:55 am - [quote=New Mysterianism]I have done my best to address these objections, and in so doing, I have come to this realization: Trying to argue someone into accepting animal interests is almost... (view)
Thu 7 May, 2009 09:33 pm - [quote=New Mysterianism] You'd have to clarify what you mean by intrinsic, though, since the term gets tossed around often. Perhaps this is the direction in which to go in our attempt to think... (view)
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