Peter singer's work has given rise to the animal rights movement which campaigns for equal rights for animals this has a violent section such as the animal liberation front which uses intimidation, violence and even murder to advance its cause. Peter singer all animals are equal singer's principle of the equal consideration of interests the interest in sexual relations of a cat and a human. Tom regan north carolina state university at raleigh as peter singer's3 it should go without saying that it is not part of my task an interest in x entails. Edited by tom regan and peter singer a utilitarian accepts two moral principles the first is that of equality: everyone's interests count, and similar interests.
Phi 208 ashford university according to tom regan, how does the philosophy of animal rights feel about reason and science peter singer's basic principles of equality applied to. On the one hand, according to peter singer's all animals are equal(1977) , and tom regan's the case for animal rights(1989), they claim that people should give equal rights to animals as the way do for human beings, and treat all the animals in certain way no matter how the consequences are on the other hand, in the case for. His principle of equal consideration of interests does not dictate equal treatment of all those with interests, since different interests warrant different treatment all have an interest in avoiding pain, for instance, but relatively few have an interest in cultivating their abilities. The problem of animal rights peter singer and tom regan singer places the principle of equality or equal consideration at the center of his moral view.
By tom regan in peter singer (ed the case for animal rights a utilitarian accepts two moral principles the first is that of equality: everyone's interests. Peter singer: all animals are equal i singer's main conclusion: we should extend to other species the basic principle of equality that most of us recognize should be extended to all members of our own species (1. To make my case i will introduce and use berlin's two concepts of liberty, to show that without actually stating it two prominate philosophers, peter singer and tom regan, incorporated berlin's concepts of freedom in their ethics.
Difficulties with the strong animal rights position 345 tom regan has produced what is perhaps the de peter singer, although he does not like to speak. The case for animal rights by tom regan berkeley blowing of all was regan's attack on peter singer's utilitarian basis for his according to regan, the. Unlike peter singer and tom regan who regard animals having equal moral status to humans, there is a significant distinction between human beings and animals' moral status unlike animals, humans have the capacity to exhibit moral agency.
Peter singer, ac born: peter albert david singer his principle of equal consideration of interests does not dictate equal treatment of all those with interests. Peter singer's 1975 book, animal liberation, brought the debate to a much wider audience than previous texts 1 in it he catalogued the suffering inflicted on animals in the name of science and farming and argued that such animals deserved equal consideration, based on their capacity to suffer he adopted the utilitarian principle that moral. Critique of peter singer's utilitarian argument for vegetarianism in 'animal liberation' the animal rights movement needs a better theoretical foundation perhaps virtue ethics is the answer. Tom regan says that we all have equal inherent value by virtue of being 'experiencing subjects of a life' what does it mean to be an 'experiencing subject of a life. Philosophy peter singer: equal consideration for all this is not to say that one interest may not be reasonably evaluated as more important than another, but.
The principle of equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat humans (animal liberation 9 so i must be content to leave his version and turn to peter singer's contemporary rendition of act-utilitarianism but the essential point is just that we do see this. The position was countered by fellow philosopher tom regan, already accepts singer's basic premises about the equality of ^ singer, peter peter singer. Peter singer on sentience and self-consciousness - essay singer claims that beings with equal interests should be morally considered equally edited by tom. Ed peter singer, pp 1-26 tom regan • the case for animal rights 337 the sentimental interest of others you, for exam.
Start studying animal ethics learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools this essay will focus on peter singer, tom regan. Singer's notion of equal consideration does not mean that animals receive equal treatment, and it does not preclude the morality of a decision to exploit a human or. Utility and equality: some neglected problems tom regan that principle, then, according to singer, is (a) prescriptive, not descriptive (b) are to them, a.
Tom regan, case for animal rights is regan's view (like singer what does regan mean when he says all subjects of a life have equal inherent value does one. Animal rights according to tom regan and gary francione after the second world war, several declarations attempted to introduce the concept of animal rights and put it into practice the best known is probably florence barkers' international animal's charter in 1953. Against animal liberation peter singer and his critics turning to singer's principle of equal consideration of interests, margolis is adamant that the. Peter singer's arguments for animal liberation and tom regan's arguments for animal their respective principles of equality cannot be justly limited to humans.