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Flashcards in Ethics Deck (10):
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Ethical branches

Personal
Societal
Professional

2

If animals have no moral status

We have no duties towards them

3

I'd animals have instrumental value

We have indirect duties due to their value to someone else

4

Animals have intrinsic value

We have direct duties to them

5

What is sentience

The ability to have feelings

6

Evidence for sentience

Pain/fear
Evolution
Physiology/anatomy

7

What is speciesism

Only humans have moral status
(Animals can't reciprocate)

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What is utilitarianism

Look at conseq of action
Max good outcome
Greatest good for greatest number

9

What is Deontology

Principles guiding behaviour more than conseq
Duty based ethics
Treat as ends not means
(Animal rights)

10

What is ethics

What is good/bad or right/ wrong