To what do we have moral obligations and why? II.

@article{Gillon1985ToWD,
  title={To what do we have moral obligations and why? II.},
  author={Raanan Gillon},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1985},
  volume={290 6483},
  pages={
          1734-6
        }
}
Following up on his 1 June 1985 article on moral obligations to living human beings versus other sentient beings, Gillon focuses on arguments for and against prohuman "speciesism," the claim that "viability" is a justifiable criterion for differentiating between humans that may be killed and those that may not, and claims that "personhood" is a morally relevant differentiating concept. He discusses the positions taken by Peter Singer and Dame Mary Warnock on "speciesism," and the theories of… CONTINUE READING

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