Etica mas alla de los limites de la especie

Singer, Peter (1999) Etica mas alla de los limites de la especie. Teorema, XVIII (3). pp. 5-16.


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The position I defend is that ethics extends directly to all sentient beings, that is, to all beings capable of feeling pleasure or pain. In contrast to those who wish to extend ethics to nonsentient beings, such as plants, or entities like eco-systems, I argue that there is no sense in which we can directly include beings without interests; but there are many strong reasons why the preservation of forests and eco-systems is desirable, from the point of view of the interests of human and nonhuman sentient beings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethics; Human-being; Sentience; Species
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XVIII (1999)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Angewandte Ethik > Bioethik, Medizinethik, Psychologische Ethik, Ökologie-Ethik, Tierethik, Evolutionäre Ethik
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 29 May 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51

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