The Incoherence of Peter Singer’s Utilitarian Argument for Vegetarianism Thomas Wells ABC Religion and Ethics 24 Oct 2016 We should not be complicit in practises that inflict suffering upon animals, not because the total suffering in the world is too high, but because cruelty is something from which we should recoil.
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 …
3) Singer himself has subsequently elaborated on the utilitarian argument for vegetarianism since first publishing AL in 1975, for example in ”Practical Ethics,” ”Utilitarianism and Vegetarianism” and other places.
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Wells describes Singer’s “official utilitarian argument“ as “flawed”, “mistaken”, “incoherent” and “implausible”. He repeats that the book carried a “utilitarian line“ or “utilitarian argument” on several occasions.
The Moral Framework of Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation: An alternative to utilitarianism Renzo Llorente on a utilitarian argument probably has to do with some of the examples his most extensive statement of the utilitarian case for vegetarianism,
Philosophy. Peter Singer: Equal Consideration For All. This fact forms a foundation for Singer’s arguments for animal liberation. Singer’s philosophy is essentially preference utilitarianism. Such utilitarianism combines the equal consideration of interests with the idea that the right action is the one which yields the greatest
Utilitarianism is closely linked to vegetarianism and veganism, and many utilitarians are vegetarians or vegans. The most prominently known connection between the two concepts is probably that of Peter Singer’s utilitarian argument in favour of vegetarianism, put forward in his 1975 book Animal Liberation .
A Utilitarian Argument for Vegetarianism Nicholas Dixon Alma College Editors’ note: The original of this paper by . Professor Dixon, the response by Professor . Wellington, and the reply by Dixon were . presented at the Central Division meetings . of the Society for the Study of Ethics and . Animals, held in Chicago, lllinois, April, 1995. 1.
Why Peter Singer’s ’Utilitarian’ Argument for Vegetarianism Doesn’t Add Up 4136 · 273 comments Due to optimism bias, we are likely to adopt false beliefs and rely on unfounded predictions.
VEGETARIANISM QUOTES VII. Anyone who lives in the fantasy world that vegetarianism is taking over needs to give their head a shake, meat lovers are ever increasing their consumption. THOMAS WELLS, ”The Incoherence of Peter Singer’s Utilitarian Argument for Vegetarianism”, ABC Online, October 25, 2016. 0 likes . like.