Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Intractable Problem

1 comment:

  1. Argument:
    "I like eating cheap and tasty animals, therefore whatever happens to make them cheap, tasty and available is morally right."

    Even Kant disagreed with this line of reasoning. Nonetheless, is it one of the one of the more compelling anti-animal 'arguments' I've heard because its power comes from its appeal to self-interest rather than it being an actual argument.

    Such a "if it feels good, do it" mentality is common--but it is surprisingly at odds with your other ethical positions.

    If I may be so bold, I'd like to share with you a comic from a different line of thinking, one which advocates reflection and modesty, especially in the face of self-interested decision-making: