Cmpgroup1lecturenotesmar17

Rickia
Epicureanism <-form of Hedonism
Bentham’s approach to utilitarism was quantitative
Singer<- famous contemporary utilitarian, does work for charity, solving world problems
Animals matter as much as humans (if you don’t then you are guilty of speciesism similar to sexism and racism)
Can animals feel pleasure and pain
Anthropomorphism<-
How do you know if animals have self conception? Used mirror test on elephant (smart animals)
For Singer <- when we decide if animals deserve ethical treatment is whether they can suffer
Singer calls someone who doesn’t think animals suffering matters a speciesist
Singer states that Bentham considered the suffering to animals

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