Wednesday, 21 January 2015

A Critique of Arguments for Animal Rights

n recent years numerous questions were raised about the morality of killing and eating animals. Do animals have right to live and not made to suffer? Should people stop eating animal meat? Should laws be enacted to protect animal rights?
This essay suggests the following two theses. 1) Animal rights arguments are not logically conclusive, 2) Someone may develop reasons in the future, but for now, there is no morally compelling reason to stop eating animal meat.
I shall address various major arguments for animal rights and their weaknesses.

Read here: Is It Immoral To Kill Animals?

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Are Humans Good or Evil?

Are humans good or evil? Or both?

There's Mother Theresa and there're Jihadists who behead innocent civilians. Are humans innately more like Theresa or more like Terrorists?

Or do we have a choice to being one instead of the other?

Perhaps there is no innate human nature. We form habits from frequent choice- acts over an extended time. We become habitually good or bad.

Read here:

Are Humans Good or Evil? by Clancy Martin and Alan Strudler | Harper's Magazine