• Ethics / Morality

    WHAT DETERMINES MORAL CONSIDERATION?

    An entity has moral status or what is sometimes called moral standing or moral consideration if and only if, or its interests morally matters to some degree for the entity’s own sake. Humans are not the only beings about whom we might ask if they have moral status, and if so, to what degree. Debates regarding the treatment of livestock, management of wild-animals, and the creation and design of zoos rest in part on the moral status of domesticated and wild-animals. To understand moral status, on the utilitarian approach is a matter of having one’s interests featured into the calculus that determines which action brings about the greatest utility. On…

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