__NOTITLE__ Studying 2014/2 PHI110: Philosophy, Morality and Society. Week 9. Undertaken Study Period 2, 2014. Content is quoted and/or summarised from the university website in fair dealing for purpose of research or study. See also: StudyWISE and AIMS.
Animal Rights and Welfare
This week we turn from looking at normative ethical theories to apply utilitarianism to questions of animal welfare and rights. This is practical or applied ethics. Our main focus will be issues surrounding animal welfare, and the difference between how we treat other human animals and non-human animals. More generally we wish to look at the implications of seriously applying a philosophical theory to our own behaviour. Our reasoning about morality should be motivating for us, and change our behaviour.
Herewith a list of further reading:
Lecturer for section 2: Dr Mianna Lotz.
Readings downloaded from e-Reserve.
- Aristotle. "Animals and slavery" in Animal Rights and Human Obligations, Regan, Tom; Singer, Peter, 1976, 109-110 (original)
- Kant, Immanuel. "Duties to animals" in Animal Rights and Human Obligations, Regan, Tom; Singer, Peter, 1976, 122-123 (original)
- Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 8th edition (2013) (original)
- Singer, Peter. "All animals are equal... or why supporters of liberation for blacks and women should support animal liberation too" in Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals, Singer, Peter, 1975, 1-27 (original)
TODO: answer the reading questions.
- Self Test Quiz - Week 09 Animal Rights and Welfare
- Discussion forum for Week 9: Animal Rights and Welfare
- Week 9 review: What have you learnt? (original)
Things to do, most important on top:
- Listen to the Lectures
- Read the Lecture notes
- Read the Questions
- Read the Readings
- Answer the Questions
- Do the Activities
Things that are done, most recent on top:
Herewith a list of new and/or interesting words and selected definitions: