Wednesday, November 20, 2013

For Friday and next week:
Read about animals and ethics in The Elements of Moral Philosophy.
Readings: John Simmons, "Reasonable Humans and Animals" (online)
Writing assignment: detailed summary of Simmons' arguments and objections and responses to the arguments. 2-3 pages. 
Also, read either Peter Singer's "All Animals Are Equal" or Alastair Norcross's " Torturing Puppies and Eating Meat: It's all in Good Taste!" both in RTD (and online).
Writing assignment for either: write an essay where you explain their arguments.
Extra credit: do both Singer and Norcross!


Farm Sanctuary, My Friends at the Farm 

What Came Before

NY Times contest on arguments for why vegetarianism is not a moral obligation (link forthcoming)

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