Peter Singer is a moral philosopher. He approaches ethical issues from a utilitarian and vegetarian stand view. In his essay, Utilitarianism and Vegetarianism, he argues that people who follow and apply the principles of utility should be vegetarians. Singer discuss and argues multiple points that back up his perspective on this topic. Singer believes that if one accept that pain is morally bad, then eating meat is bad on the grounds that it causes pain to animals. With that, Singer has four key
Rastafarianism and Buddhism all hold vegetarianism as a method of practicing their beliefs. Millions, if not billions of people in the world are of these religious doctrines. Therefore it may be argued that there must be more people who have made the choice of becoming vegetarian due to their religious beliefs. However, when researching these different religions and the reasons behind their upholding of vegetarianism, it can be noted that religious practices of vegetarianism all comes back to man's consideration
ability to decide whether to abort an unborn fetus? It may be hard for some to realize, but there is no black or white when it comes to morals. Immanuel Kant’s absolutists ideal of the categorical imperative is an unrealistic, utopian claim. While it’s cute idea and the world would be a better place if such a line was easily drawn between certain actions, a moral compass is simply relative to a certain group or culture.
human behavior. People can normally have trouble upholding their resulting values; in a life-or-death situation, they may be forced to abandon the morals they’ve established in order to survive. Pi, the titular character of Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, demonstrates the latter while stranded on a lifeboat. He starts out with many religiously-influenced morals, but as his journey wears on, he begins to rely more on instinct over his beliefs. One of the first things revealed about Pi’s character are his
criticism towards the progressive society where anthropocentrism is the basis of people's thinking and acting, this originated an exclusion where blacks, women, homosexuals and animals are available to the domination of man because they consider them inferior to them. Animal rights are a proposal that goes beyond the legal order of society, but has to do with the ethical and moral foundations of it. The inclusion of animals in the moral sphere in search of their rights is not a question that is assimilated
‘The Blank Slate’ he provides a gripping argument against the tabula rasa models in social science. Pinker embarks upon the difficult task of demolishing the myths surrounding human behavior through the exploration of its history, and examining the moral, emotional and political factors of human nature in modern life. Throughout the text he employs historical findings and scientific studies to portray his theory; however whether his argument is satisfactory is disputable. Pinker distinctly structures
Vegetables, fruits, grains, proteins, and dairy-- these five groups make up the basis of all nutrition. While meat itself is not a basic food group, many people consider meat to be a staple of their diet. But, if it is not a food group, is meat really necessary for a healthy diet? Due to environmental issues and moral reasons, many people choose to cut meat from their diet. Especially in recent years, vegetarianism seems to have become more mainstream. However, it can be difficult for those who cut