The Ethics of Animal Use: Exploring Both Sides of the Debate

ANIMALS:

OPINION ESSAY:Animal Rights Essay – Model AnswerSome people believe that animals should be treated in the same way humans are and have similar rights, whereas others think that it is more important to use them as we desire for food and medical research. This essay will discuss both points of view.///////With regard to the exploitation of animals, people believe it is acceptable for several reasons. Firstly, they think that humans are the most important beings on the planet, and everything

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On the Face of It: Exploring Themes of Acceptance and Resilience

Q. Which trait of Mr. Lamb attracted Derry towards him?

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Derry is drawn to Mr. Lamb’s resilience and good humor despite his facial disfigurement. Mr. Lamb’s ability to find joy in life despite adversity resonates with Derry, leading to admiration and friendship.

Q. Why did Derry go back to Mr. Lamb’s garden?

Ans

Derry returns to Mr. Lamb’s garden because he finds solace and acceptance there. It’s a place where he feels understood and valued, away from the judgment and scrutiny of others, fostering

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Glossary of Philosophical Terms

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Abstraction

An operation of extracting common properties to create a general idea.

Agnosticism

Philosophical doctrine stating that humans cannot know with certainty the existence of God.

Analysis

Rational procedure involving breaking down complex entities into simpler parts for independent understanding.

Antecedent

In a conditional statement, the left part of a proposition.

Appearance

External look of something.

Atheism

Denies the existence of God.

Atomic Proposition

In a propositional system, a letter representing

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Glossary of Philosophical Terms

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Abstraction

An operation of extracting common properties in order to create a general idea.

Agnosticism

Philosophical doctrine that states that humans do not know with certainty the existence of God (doesn’t know if God exists).

Analysis

Rational procedure that involves breaking something complex down into its simpler parts so we can know and understand them independently.

Antecedent

In a conditional, the left part of a proposition.

Appearance

External look of something.

Atheism

Denies the existence of God.

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Kantian Ethics vs. Humean Morality: Duty, Will, and the Categorical Imperative

Section B: Theme of the Text

Kantian Ethics vs. Humean Morality

This text explores the contrasting ethical frameworks of Immanuel Kant and David Hume, focusing on the concepts of duty, will, and the categorical imperative.

Kant’s Formal Ethics

After his Critique of Pure Reason (1781), Kant addressed the question of moral action in his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (1785) and Critique of Practical Reason (1788). These works emphasize the role of reason in determining moral principles. Kant

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Metaphysics and Anthropology of St. Thomas Aquinas

Metaphysics of St. Thomas Aquinas

Aquinas distinguishes between what things are (essence) and what they exist as (substance). Essence: A set of characteristics that make a thing what it is, the essence of a human being is to be “rational animal.” Existence: the act of being, in essence received by the intervention of “secondary causes” (parents) or “first cause” (God). There is no distinction in God, God is a necessary being: it exists and cannot cease to exist. Consequently, its essence exists in

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