Jarren Nylund

Peter Singer’s Equality for Animals (Will Lead to Environmental Destruction)?

(Ethics / Moral Philosophy)

IMAGE: Australian utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer petting a sheep. © Derek Goodwin.
IMAGE: The cover of the third edition of Peter Singer’s (2011) Practical Ethics. © Cambridge University Press.

“The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny…The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?” (p. 307).

IMAGE: “Plants have electrical and chemical signaling systems, may possess memory, and exhibit brainy behavior in the absence of brains” (Pollan, 2013). © Construction by Stephen Doyle / Photograph by Grant Cornett.
IMAGE: The cover of Tom Regan‘s (1983) The Case for Animal Rights. © The University of California Press.


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