Animals are not entitled to not all the same rights but to an equal consideration of interests animals should not be given the same moral consideration because they are do not have the same power to reason as humans. 3 points of the principle of equal consideration 1) does not imply equal treatment it only requires equal consideration 2) not based upon the equality of abilities, but of interests. Krantz examines peter singer's principle of the equal consideration of the interests of all animals with a view to showing that its current popularity and possible wholesale adoption for the future threaten human values in a variety of ways topics include abortion and infanticide, euthanasia.
1 the principle of equal consideration of interests extends t the interests of every being affected by an action are to be t singer offers no precise definition we can get an idea from o singer argues: a prerequisite to having interests is the capac singers argument. The principle of equal consideration of interests (henceforth ecoi) is a very popular principle in animal ethics its first and most famous formulation has been outlined by. Question : peter singer's basic principle of equality applied to animals means: student answer: animals should not be given the same moral consideration because they are do not have the same power to reason as humans. The principle of equal consideration of interests (ecoi) is a very popular principle in animal ethics peter singer employs it to ground equal treatment and solve the problem of the basis of equality, namely the problem of why we should grant equal treatment despite the variability of.
Peter singer, all animals are equal speciesism : the belief that the interests of (a member of) one's own species count for more than the interests of (a member of) another species singer likens speciesism to racism and sexism. Equal consideration of interests is the name of a moral principle that states that one should both include all affected interests when calculating we took a look at what philosophers like peter singer and carl cohen have to say about their use, including the concept of equal consideration of interests. Peter singer argues that equal consideration of interests based on suffering and happiness should be the basis for rights of animals and people alike though mill's theory supports the immorality of the treatment of animals, singer's principle of equal consideration better solves the moral problems. The term equal consideration of interests first appeared in peter singer's practical ethics the essence of the principle of equal consideration of interests is that we give equal weight in our moral deliberations to the like interests of all those affected by our actions. My colleague, in regard to the corbett article, points out that the principle [of equality] requires equal consideration of like interests but that needn't decide the case involving the horse the human beings have interests in future experiences that the horse is incapable of having, for example.
Singer's principle of the equal consideration of interests: identical interests must be given equal moral weight no matter in what type of being they occur a examples of identical and non-identical interests (eg, spanking a baby and a horse. Abstract one of the main thoughts in peter singer's book practical ethics is that we have to extend the principle of equal consideration of interests—which demands that we give equal weight in our moral deliberations to the like interests of all those affected by our actions (1993: 21)—also to the nonhuman animals. Peter singer is professor of bioethics at princeton university and is considered one of the world's most influential in that, we and animals are equal and deserving equal consideration of interests singer writes, equality is a moral ideal, not a simple assertion of fact the principle of the equality. The 'irrelevance argument' singer begins by assuming that the 'principle of equality' or 'principle of equal consideration of interests' is a basic moral principle. Equal consideration of interests is the name of a moral principle that states that one should both include all affected interests when calculating the rightness of an action and weigh those interests equally.
Equal consideration of interests is a moral principle that states that one should both include all affected interests when calculating the rightness if all beings, not just human, are included as having interests that must be considered, then the principle of equal consideration of interests opposes. Peter singer is not the first utilitarian to argue that the interests of animals should be taken seriously jeremy bentham, for example, had a section detailing the question in his work introduction to the principles of morals and legislation. I have read and read about peter singer and the only answer i can come up with is specieism and his argument against it based on the equal consideration of interest i'm not sure not sure what else it could be.
So, taking into equal consideration the comparable interests of all sentient beings does not necessarily force us to treat all sentient beings equally if, for instance, one can save either a dog or a human adult from a burning building, singer would say you must save the human adult, because the balance of interests satisfied will be greater. All animals are equal by peter singer many philosophers have proposed the principle of equal consideration of interests, in some form or other, as a basic moral principle but, as we shall see in more detail shortly, not many of them have recognized that this principle applies to members. This means that we weigh interests, considered simply as interests and not as my interests, or the interests of people of european descent, or of people with iqs higher than 100 this provides us with a basic principle of equality: the principle of equal consideration of interests.
Singer: the extension of the principle of equality from one group to another does not imply that we must treat both groups in exactly the same way, or singer argues that these practices are unjustified any sentient creature, no matter what species, is entitled to equal consideration of its interests. Stolze - philosophy 102 notes on peter singer, rich and poor, practical ethics, 3rd ed, chapters 1-4 a summary of chapters 1-3 an oversimplified summary of the first three thus, the principle of equal consideration of interests has been behind much of our discussion so far but as. Rich interests, the principle of equal consideration for equal interests as singer interprets it allows for legitimate preference for humans when human and animal interests are in conflict 5 if a human child has an interest in learning arithmetic, and nothing so fine can.