Andrée Collard's Rape of the Wild, with added research by Joyce Contrucci, primarily addresses animal rights and humanity's moral obligation to respect nature, but it also touches on topics such as biodiversity and the importance of nature to humanity. The main point of the book is simply that it is in all of our best interests to respect, appreciate, and protect nature in the least intrusive way possible. The book opens with the concept of how nature compares to womanhood, and how women...
Peter Singer's publication presents a very compelling argument on a worldwide issue that affects a large part of the globe. This essay will examine Singer's argument which implies that if we have the resources to relief people from bad, we are morally obliged to do so. His arguments and conclusion are morally solid, but they are not applicable to the real world. In order to discuss Singer's idea we will evaluate each of Singer's premises, then I will look at the weaknesses of his arguments and...
In order for an individual to escape his pre-arranged destiny, two fundamentals are required. These are the determination to change his destiny and the chance that the individual ceases to alter his life. Escaping the limitations forced by a particular ideology depends on the limits imposed by that particular ideology and the actions that the individual does in regard to that ideology. This leads to the question that 'is the individual an incapable or a neutral participant or is he able to...
Animals have been used for food since the beginning of time. It is fair to say that most people are meat eaters as opposed to the less popular vegetarian/vegan options. Animal rights regarding the food production industry has become an ethical debate globally in recent years and many people have differing opinions on what animal rights should entail. Farm animal rights came on the scene when Upton Sinclair published his work "The Jungle" in 1906 (McGlone 2001). In his paper McGlone...
Althought this Uillitarianims is developed from the early stage,it may be so helpful in term of relation to classic utilitarianism.It can be divided into two main categories: the value of good theory and the value of right action theory.The value of good is meant by the specificity of equality and pleasure of thing which recognize as valuable.Perhaps these thing are been indentify to the world market and increase its demand and supply.Besides the value of right action theory shows ethics of...
Skepticism and doubt is employed as a tool for both Descartes and Hume. For Descartes, he uses doubt to find truth and knowledge in the sciences, whereas Hume uses it in an attempt to explain how we acquire knowledge. Thus both use skepticism for epistemological reasons. Hume dwells with the topic of cause and effect. He distinguishes between 'relations of ideas' and 'matters of fact', whereby talking about what makes humans sure of matters of fact. He proposes that our certainty for matters of...
Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet (1627-1704) was a French bishop highly respected at the court of Louis XIV of France. He elaborated the Medieval notion of the "Divine Right of Kings". He based his teaching on God's biblical choice of kings such a Saul and David realizing that even if the European kings were not anointed, they were still sacred as representatives of God's majesty. The power to rule comes from God and the king's majesty is the image of the greatness of God in the prince....
From the passage of "The self and substance dualism", substance dualist views that the brain is a physical thing which has physical properties, like electrical impulse or chemical reaction, and the mind or soul is a mental substance which has mental properties, which means the conscious awareness of feeling. Soul and brain are different particulars but they can interact with each other. In "The lost soul", the central character could not remember who he was, he forgot about...
Truth is always revised by new knowledge, so absolute truth is probably not attainable. Having said that, we would look at the evidence supporting this statement, is there testing and observation involved, or just accumulated opinion. There is no single definition of the truth where every famous philosopher agrees with. What we can say is that the truth is one of the most important elements in our society which extends from "honesty, good faith and sincerity in general to agreement with...
After taking this class I sit here and wonder. Am I the only one who has never realized how much ethics plays such a large part of the world today? I have always known that most businesses that I have worked in have a code of ethics but I did not realize why they have it. Until now after being in this class I have been looking at how ethics not only needs to be a part of a business but how it is such a large part of society in itself. For me I did not know how many different parts of ethics...