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The Ethics of Medical Animal Testing - In all matters, including medicine, the well-being of the human race comes before any other consideration. This is the justification for the use of nonhuman animal testing in medicine. Of course this argument brings issues into play that are both ethical and professional and need exploring before a definitive answer can be given. The Rights of “Lesser Life Forms” Animals have rights. This is a statement that very few people will disagree with. Animal cruelty as an end unto itself (i.e. for entertainment) is just wrong....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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Intrinsic Value in the Non-Human Natural World - Intrinsic Value in the Non-Human Natural World When it comes to the question of non-human rights and the value of nature, there are adamant advocates, those who completely disagree with particular values and rights for the ecosystem, and those could care less. For myself, I believe I have fallen somewhat in between these extremes and have honestly never really considered the idea of intrinsic value and certain rights for the non-human natural world. Singer, Baxter, Steinbock and Callicott (with the words and ideas of Leopold) each have very different ideas about animal rights and the concept of the non-human natural world having a value by itself, regardless of human interests....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Explanation of a Human Being - People have many different descriptions of the nature of human beings. Basically, a human being belongs to the species Homo sapiens, whether a man, woman, or child. The term human being can be described many different ways, taking into account diverse lifestyles and such characteristics as trustworthiness and religious beliefs. For instance, human beings have diverse life styles. For example many human beings live a simple life style. According to the author of the essay “Could you live with less” a simple lifestyle is “lush with comfort and convenience… I have a monastically simple life” (Mills 571)....   [tags: Human Beings, ] 697 words
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Human Beings: Social Creatures - Are humans beings estranged in essence by nature or anti-social creatures. We ponder this question many of times wondering if we just thrive in society by nature or we just anti-social individuals. I accept as true that human beings are social creatures and that we prosper within a community because of our nature. As Tinder uses estrangement to signify every kind of disunity among human beings. In the way Tinder states estrangement it would be that war among nations, conflicts amongst classes, and personal alienation are demonstration of estrangement....   [tags: Psychology] 851 words
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Better Treatment of Animals Will Help us to Remain Human - Every day in countries around the world, animals are fighting for their lives. They are enslaved, beaten, and kept in chains to make them perform for humans' "entertainment"; they are mutilated and confined to tiny cages so that we can kill them and eat them; they are burned, blinded, poisoned, and cut up alive in the name of "science"; they are electrocuted, strangled, and skinned alive so that people can parade around in their coats; and worse. (PETA) Every year, millions of animals are suffering slaughterhouse and painful procedures for the clothing of humans....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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Save the Animals: Say No to Animal Experimentation! - Most of the medications that we in market today have been tested and proven effective for animals before prescribing them to human beings. However, would it feel good to know that every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are captured from the wild and die just because of these said experiments. For many years now, scientists have been using animals for their laboratory experiments to produce new medicines. Although scientists have been using this process for many decades in the field of medicine, it is still a controversial issue for those who are pro animal experimentation and against animal experimentation....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, Animals,]
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Animals - We all studied the extinction of dinosaurs in middle school. We know that, two hundred fifty million years ago, more than 90% of the planet species became extinct. There have been five major mass extinctions during the life history of planet earth. Scientists now agree that we are experiencing a sixth major extinction. The big difference between the older events and now is, “unlike earlier extinctions, this one results from the work of a single species, Homo sapiens. We are relentlessly taking over the planet, laying it to waste and eliminating most of our fellow species” (Coyne 1)....   [tags: Environment, Natural Disasters, Extinction] 801 words
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Unhappiness in Human Beings - In Thomas De Quincey's essay "Confessions of an English Opium Eater," the speaker discusses the problems associated with drugs. He suggests that his "dreams were accompanied by deep-seated anxiety and gloomy melancholy, such as are wholly incommunicable by words" (971). However, sadness and gloom do not belong exclusively to addicts as Shelley points out in his poem "To a Skylark." The everyday man also faces the same problem as De Quincey's opium eater as human beings have a tendency to focus on life's sadness....   [tags: Poetry] 1010 words
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Animals In Buddhism - When my family first arrived in the dirty city of Bangkok, one of the first things my little sister asked me was “Why are there so many dogs everywhere?” Being the dog lover that she is, she was extremely disappointed to learn that these dogs were not only nobody’s pets, but that she also couldn’t pet them unless she wanted to get some weird fungus or sickness on the first couple days of her vacation. As I explained to them that the reason for all the dogs was because Thailand is mainly Buddhist and it is not in their fashion to kill these dogs, they still had a hard time accepting this fact seeing how miserable many of them look....   [tags: Animals Buddhism Karma] 1918 words
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It's because they are human beings - Sitting down at Barnes and Noble, or Starbucks, with a coffee and a tasty blueberry muffin, doesn’t seem so complicated. A problem that might arise, is there an electrical plug nearby to plug in the lab top just in case the battery gets low on power. Simple enough, the coffee is just right and the internet is up and running. What better morning could there be. Such simple freedoms everyone takes for granted, never a second thought to whether this is allowed. Who can purchase food and drink here....   [tags: Racial Relations, African-Americans] 1876 words
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Human Beings and Their Control Over Nature in the Twentieth Century - Human Beings and Their Control Over Nature in the Twentieth Century Throughout the history of western civilization, the human race has had a continuing relationship with nature and the environment. Progress has improved the way in which human beings use natural resources and the ways in which they work together to improve the quality of life. Developments in science and technology of the twentieth-century have greatly improved the way that humans interact. As the technological advancements of the twentieth-century progressed from the discovery of vaccinations to computer age technology, humans have learned to take a considerable amount of control over their lives and the environment as compared to the past, in which humans had very little control over nature....   [tags: Human Nature Control Essays]
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Animals in Georgia - Animals in Georgia Parasitism is a dangerous problem because it causes disease in animals. These diseases in animals can be contagious to human beings; therefore animals harm the ecosystem by spreading bacteria, and pathogens. According to Baucom, and de Roode (2011), tolerance or resistant mechanisms in animals could reduce the growth of parasites. Diseases and bacteria are not only the problems with animals, as human population increase, animals and humans comes in conflict with each other. However, the conditions and climate of Georgia can affect some foreign animals....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Creation of The Universe, The Earth, and Human Beings - The Creation of The Universe, The Earth, and Human Beings In the beginning there was only darkness. For many millions of years this darkness remained. There were no stars, no sun, and no earth. But one day something very special happened. The darkness created light. It was a very small amount of light but it was just enough. The light became the husband of the dark. After a long while both the light and the dark became bored. The light began to insult the dark and the light replied with equally harsh insults....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History] 1035 words
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Animals In Our Society - “Much as we might want to understand animals at a level deeper than pop culture, we can only understand them in terms of our own experiences, language and emotions, and interpreted within our social, historical and cultural contexts. The only way we have of understanding animals is to recognize that ‘when we gaze at animals we hold up a mirror to ourselves’ (Corbett, 176). Animal messages are brought to us by the pop culture industry, whose job it is to create, disseminate, and sell meaning. In most cases, they aren’t selling you a moose, but what a moose means to you for example – the characteristics and qualities that you and most people associate with the species....   [tags: Marketing Animals]
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Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding - Human Responsibilities in Domestic Breeding Introduction For centuries humans have taken on the role of selectively breeding various animals in the pursuit of specific traits or behaviors. A question that is often ignored, and which I want to address, is what responsibility do the breeders have in selecting dam and sires for a mating, in regard to the offspring from that cross. In the past, animals were regarded with varying levels of respect and moral status. In early hunter-gather societies, animals were perceived as being fully rational, sentient and intelligent beings and thus be treated with due respect and consideration (1)....   [tags: Animals, Domestication, Inbreeding] 1820 words
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The Cloning of Human Beings - The Cloning of Human Beings I examine five concerns held by the general population regarding human cloning and argue that they show either a misunderstanding about the process and/or result of cloning, or else ignorance about what we already do. Put differently, I argue that human cloning is not in principle more questionable than other current practices. However, I do have serious concerns about the uses to which the new technology will be put. I argue that the reasons currently proposed for human cloning are not persuasive....   [tags: Science Papers] 3419 words
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The Traffic of Human Beings Phenomenon - The traffic of human beings is a global phenomenon that refers to all ages and sexes, but a large part of the persons implicated in the traffic with human beings is women and children. That is why the specific aspects of the person’s gender and children’s vulnerability should be considered. The victims are trafficked through numerous means of coercion or methods of hoaxing for countless abusive and exploitation scopes. It has been observed that the majority of the victims traded from Eastern to Central and Western Europe and also to North America and Asia, are women trafficked for forced prostitution....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 7110 words
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Cloning Customized Human Beings - Cloning Customized Human Beings Advancement in genetic engineering has always been controversial. However, never before has it sparked more interest then with the advent of Dolly, which represents the possibility that human lives could change in more than conceivable ways, upsetting the whole dynamics of procreation. Dolly is an exact genetic duplicate of a 6-year old Finn Dorset ewe made by nuclear transfer technology (cloning). Although artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization has been around for some time, cloning differs in that only the cells of one species are needed....   [tags: Genetic Engineering Essays] 632 words
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Research REport On HUman Beings - In my report you will find that I researched and wrote about the species known as homosapiens. Also better known as human beings. I learned a lot of information about their life styles, their behaviors, their nocturnal urge to love and their hunger for knowledge. I also learned where they fit into the grand scheme of things. I learned why they are classified how they are and how they obtain food. Humans are classified in the Kingdom of Animalia because all animalia share the common bond that they are required to eat....   [tags: essays research papers] 955 words
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Human Beings as the Puppets of Society - Human Beings as the Puppets of Society Sociologists have long argued about whether or not we are controlled by the structure of the society in which we live, in other words, are we or are we not ‘puppets of society’. Social structure theorists such as Functionalists and conflict theorists like Marxists, believe that we are ‘puppets’ and that our behaviour is controlled by the structure of the society in which we live. Both theories suggest that people are controlled by society but this argument is opposed by social action theorists such as Symbolic Interactionists who believe that society is created by the individuals themselves....   [tags: Papers Behavior Sociology Essays Papers]
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The Inherent Rights of Human Beings - The Inherent Rights of Human Beings This question is concerned with whether or not it is possible for 'natural rights' to exist. 'Natural' rights are rights which we have 'naturally' as humans, in other words rights which we inherently have, just by being human. A large problem with answering this question is that of defining the term 'rights', a question to which the answer has been very elusive throughout the history of political analysis. The following investigation into the possibility of 'natural rights' will begin with an attempt to create a working definition of a rights, and will then proceed to examine the essence of humanity and the roots of what is a 'right', to see if it is possible to have a 'right' simply by being human....   [tags: Papers] 1137 words
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Genetic Interventions and the Ethics of Enhancement of Human Beings by Julian Savulescu - ... For example, suppose a child attends an afterschool daycare that provides homework help and tutoring, but the parents of the child discover that no homework is being done. Since, the parents initially placed the child in the facility so that she could receive homework help and tutoring, the parents decide to withdraw the child from the daycare and put her in a daycare that actually helps her with her homework. The parents in this example of an environmental intervention are capable of altering or removing the intervention in the child’s life....   [tags: genetics, morality, technology]
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Nuclear Weapons and Its Negative Effects on Human Beings and Environment - Nuclear weapons and its negative effects on human beings and environment Technologies and inventions have brought diverse effects in human beings. We have seen many examples throughout the history. Humongous inventions have made our life very easy for survival. We are still searching the best way to make ourselves in that situation where we get hundred percent satisfactions. However, people have started ruining the world by using devastating weapons to defeat and lead to the world in their possession....   [tags: Environment ]
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Should non-human animals have rights? - ... The declaration represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. (http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org) I know that Canada does already have laws to protect the rights of animals to a certain degree. For example, Section 446 of the federal Criminal Code prohibits anyone from willfully causing animals to suffer from neglect, pain, or injury. There have been numerous cases reported in the media where people have been charged and convicted with not caring for and protecting the well being of animals....   [tags: Freedom, Respect, Care] 996 words
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The Necessary Obligations - Though the simplistic words reduce, recycle, and reuse, are a part of most American citizens’ vocabulary and the tasks themselves may seem even arbitrary to some, the obligation to reduce, recycle, and reuse is detrimental to the stability of our nation and the planet. For the majority that has heard of the waste hierarchy, reduce, recycle, and reuse, and know the basics of what it is, I doubt that many of us give a second thought to the catastrophic effects that are stealthily rendering our plant uninhabitable....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Heal The World: Exploring Palmers "the Case For Human Beings" - Human beings. We are an exclusive species. Humans are able to achieve abstract thought, while most of the creatures in the animal kingdon have an attention span of only minutes. We are able to extract the purest elements from the most barren lands. We are also able to destroy the fragile biodiversity that has taken the earth millions of years to create. Should humankind, however, be punished for pushing so many different species into extinction by becoming extinct itself. In Thomas Palmer's essay, "The Case For Human Beings", Palmer explores the topics of human accomplishment, the diversity of humankind, and the havoc that said diversity has caused on the environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 416 words
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Animals' Right to Life - For decades, animal rights activists have attempted to advocate the notion that animals, as with humans, have an implicit right to life. Such premise is reasonable and often easy to accept, especially where everyone that owns a pet knows the great sensation it is to get home after a stressful day at work and be received by your playing dog or cat. For many, it is easy to recognize that dogs and cats for example, are living and sustainable animals, and therefore, that all animals have the right to live....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Emily Dickinson's Disdain for Egotistical Human Beings - “Apparently with no surprise” by Emily Dickinson presents the trials and tribulations that a flower must overcome if it is to survive. Dickinson creates a microcosm of the real world and a deep ecological study of human kind. Her word choice betrays a hidden disdain for human beings egotistical aims. Dickinson tucks away a series of morose words in every line with the exception of line four. One must first examine the word choice of the first word and the first line. The use of the word “Apparently” creates a standard for irony and sardonicism that is seen throughout the poem....   [tags: Poetry, Poems] 523 words
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Is It Possible For Human Beings to Detach Themselves from Capital? - Is it possible for human beings to detach themselves from capital. There’s a lot of substance in this paper, not only does Dipesh do a great job of critiquing Marx he uses Marx against himself. Using deconstruction Dipesh is able to whittle down the arguments of Marx and redraw them where the humanity really stands inside capital. This essays intended audience is those interested in Marx, Marxist Thought, Marxist Theory, Economics, and anyone interested in the interconnected world of people and capital (the humanities)....   [tags: Philosophy] 758 words
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The Effect of In Vitro Fertilization on the Life of Human Beings - As defined by the Oxford online dictionary, Ethics are the “moral principles that govern a person's behaviour or the conducting of an activity” . The way by which each individual chooses to live, the decisions each person holds about what is right and what is wrong, and the way the person responds to situations and issues is a reflection of the ethical principles which stand strong to their lives. In relation to this, “bioethics” is identified to be the ethical views on “life sciences and health care, in the light of moral values and principles” ....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Animals: Companions, Not Research Tools - Animals are used for companionship and entertainment. They are also used as tools for medical research. There is an ongoing debate about whether animals have rights and moral status. Wilson (2010) asks, “What place should non-human animals have in an acceptable moral system?” (para. 1) There is also debate in the medical community about the effectiveness of using animal models in place of humans. According to C. Ray Greek & Jean Swingle Greek (2000), “… animals are not isomorphic with humans.” Isomorphic is the scientific name for the “one-to-one correspondence between all elements in two or more living systems.” (page 89) There are other methods of research available....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Use of Animals in Biomedical Research - Both in and out of philosophical circle, animals have traditionally been seen as significantly different from, and inferior to, humans because they lacked a certain intangible quality – reason, moral agency, or consciousness – that made them moral agents. Recently however, society has patently begun to move beyond this strong anthropocentric notion and has begun to reach for a more adequate set of moral categories for guiding, assessing and constraining our treatment of other animals. As a growing proportion of the populations in western countries adopts the general position of animal liberation, more and more philosophers are beginning to agree that sentient creatures are of a direct moral concern to humans, though the degree of this concern is still subject to much disagreement....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals Have Rights Too - Most human beings are inherently speciesist; meaning that they believe one species is superior to another. (Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009. 6. Print.) It can be argued that this is just an expansion of the hardship of human equality, and just as we were once desensitized to others race or gender, we are now doing the same to animals. In addition, we don’t give much thought to what goes on beyond our own little bubble. We don’t care how our food got there; we just want it....   [tags: Animal Rights] 493 words
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Using Animals for Research - ... These changes include implementation of high fiber diet, use of unrefined whole food, exercise, and regularity in physical activities. (Razafindrabe). In medical genetics, the uses of stem cells help understand some forms of diseases that were not cured in the past. The stem cell research in animals help researchers to find treatment for people who suffered from spinal cord injury, blood disorder, neurodegenerative diseases, and some form of cancer. These stem cells can be manipulated to generate new useful cells to replace disease cells or to fight against cells that are causing diseases....   [tags: Medical Gentics, Animal Testing]
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Human Beings and Nature: The Scientific Revolution - Human Beings and Nature: The Scientific Revolution The Scientific Revolution, perhaps one of the most significant examples of human beingsí relationship with the natural world, changed the way seventeenth and eighteenth century society operated. The power of human knowledge has enabled intellectual, economical, and social advances seen in the modern world. The Scientific Revolution which included the development of scientific attitudes and skepticism of old views on nature and humanity was a slow process that spanned over a two century period....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Human Beings as Being Genuinely Free - Human Beings as Being Genuinely Free To be able to answer this question successfully we must first understand what is meant by the term 'genuinely free.' By this do we mean to have limitless freedom where each choice is our own or rather freedom within certain boundaries. There are of course many different views which consider the extent of our freedom and what being free really means, ranging from ultimate, unlimited freedom to us having absolutely no freedom. If we are to believe that human beings are completely free we are likely to accept the Libertarian view: By liberty, then we can only mean a power of acting or not acting, according to the determinations of the will; that is, if we choose to remain at rest, we may; if we choose to move, we also may (David Hume) Libertarianism suggests that we are entirely free to make a morally responsible decision....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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Religion Limits the Freedom of Human Beings - Religion Limits the Freedom of Human Beings Do you see that religion limits the freedom of the human beings. In other words, do you think there is a contradiction between being a subject of god and at the same time being a free man. To begin with, lets define what is the meaning of the word religion. The word religion is derived from the Latin word "religo" which derives from the verb "religere" which in English means relate or link. It means connecting or combining again. Here we might ask why the word means reestablish or reconnect not establish or connect....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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The Atomic Bomb Human Beings and Nature - The Atomic Bomb Human Beings and Nature With the surrender of Germany on May 1, 1945, the United States and its allies were well on their way to winning World War II and resuming peace in Europe. Japan was the only country still in their path. American forces soon began capturing islands off the coast of Japan including Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Since the Japanese refused to surrender, the United States began planning a ground attack on Japan's mainland. Many casualties for both sides were predicted; therefore, the United States constructed an alternate plan to end the war....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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My Response to Jeremy Rifkin's "A Change of Heart about Animals" - Jeremy Rifkin in the article " A Change of Heart about Animals" argues on the fact that as incredible as it sounds, many of our fellow creatures as like us in so many ways. For example, in a movie named Paulie a young girl that suffers autism gets attached to a parrot. The girl struggles to talk but she just can't. Time passes by and then the girl starts talking because the parrot helped her. An incident happened so the little girl's parents decide to let the parrot go. The parrot ends up in an animal testing lab but somehow he managed to escape....   [tags: Jeremy Rifkin, Change of Heart about Animals, anim] 541 words
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Respect for All Natural Living Beings: An argument to Acknowledge All animal Rights in Society - Respect for All Natural Living Beings: An argument to Acknowledge All animal Rights in Society Throughout history, societies have been faced with many social issues affecting their citizens. Martin Luther King Jr, a civil rights leader for African Americans, was an advocate for the Civil Rights Movement, a movement that fought to undo the injustices African Americans endure by American society in the 1960s. Martin expressed his disgust with the social inequality among citizens when saying “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (PETA)....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals and Man - G.W. Leibniz asserts that humans are superior to all other creatures. Admittedly, Leibniz’s ideas on this matter are somewhat ambiguous, making it difficult to ascertain his exact position. In some instances within the Discourse on Metaphysics, he appears to hold that animals do not have souls. On other occasions, however, he seems to express beliefs to the contrary. For example, Leibniz first expresses doubt about souls of animals when he questions “if they [animals] have any [souls]” (Leibniz, 11)....   [tags: Analysis, G.W. Leibniz] 1638 words
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If Animals Were Human - If Animals Were Human Going home on the weekends, automatically the family is happy you’re home, having been gone for so long. Mom is prepared to fix a hot, home cooked meal, dad has a project for you and him ready to go, and the sister is anxious to tell you about her life in high school and get her big sibling’s advice. The one who is often forgotten is the dog. The most faithful one, who is most anxious to see you, stands in the yard jumping up and down, barking, and running, starving for attention....   [tags: Pets Love Family Essays]
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Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings - Examining the Body and Soul by Focusing on the Eating Habits of Human Beings The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Human Nature, by Leon Kass takes a unique view of examining the body and soul by focusing on the eating habits of human beings. He uses this in order to distinguish humans from animals and the divine element (God). In this book, Kass touches on the point of sanctified eating. In Kass' final chapter, he looks at the "created order", the dietary laws in the chapter of Leviticus in the Holy Bible and the problem of eating....   [tags: Papers] 743 words
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Profiting on Conservation: Animals in Captivity Abused for Human Entertainment - Animals have been used in entertainment before Shamu became the headliner at Sea World. Ancient Romans threw innocent people and animals into a coliseum solely to entertain the spectators in the stands. People have been paying to see animals perform tricks for the past two thousand years. Marine animals are often captured or rescued from the wild under conservation terms, but trained by punishment instead of positive reinforcement to perform in themed shows in order to boost attendance for Marine Parks mainly for profit....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Should Animals be Used for Medical Research? - Should animals be used for medical research. 1. Introduction The deployment of animals for medical research has brought heated debates from both the proponents and opponents each holding to their views in a tight manner. Those who are in support of animal research argue that it has been constituting a vital element in the advancement of medical sciences throughout the world providing insights to various diseases, which have helped in the discovery and development of various medicines that have brought an improvement in the qualify of living of people....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Costello's Argument Against the Slaughter of Animals - a valid comparison. Why/Why Not. We have closed our hearts to animals, Costello concludes, and our minds follow our hearts (or more strictly speaking, our sympathies). Philosophy, (Costello argues) is powerless in its ability to push society in the right direction as it fails to engage with one`s sympathies. Ironically, the burden is placed on something other than one`s rational dimensions, in which philosophy so frequently refers to. Our sympathetic imaginations, to which poetry and fiction appeal more than philosophy, should extend to other animals....   [tags: Animal Rights] 824 words
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Legal Obligations - Legal Obligations Having established that the defendant owes the plaintiff a duty of care (and in this case it is assumed that this has been established), it will next be necessary for the courts to decide whether the defendant has breached that duty. This first involves an assessment by the court of how, in the circumstances, the defendant ought to have behaved; what standard of care should he have exercised. This standard is that of the ordinary and reasonable citizen and not that of the defendant himself: an especially careful defendant will not be held liable because he fell short of his own high standards, however, a defendant whose personal conception of what is reasonable fails to match that of the court will have no defence based on his belief that he acted carefully....   [tags: Papers] 2224 words
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Animals vs. Humans in Medical Experimentation - For centuries mankind has experimented on animals for a number of different reasons. Early experimentation with animals was originally born out of curiosity but eventually became a necessity to find medicines to cure viruses and a myriad of illnesses. If not for the existence of animals, humans would be left to experiment on themselves at a high rate which would create a worldwide moral dilemma. Such a dilemma could be dictated based on the question of who should be chosen for experimentation; should it be a particular race or class of people....   [tags: Biology, Animal, Testing, Ethics]
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The Use of Non-Human Animals in Psychological Research - The Use of Non-Human Animals in Psychological Research Animals used in research have proved to be an important factor for the uses of medicine, for example Flemming found the use of penicillin was an effective antibiotic when it was used on mice. Since 1822, legislation has limited how scientists use animals. In the UK, the use of animals in psychological investigations has been constrained by ethical and moral guidelines. Current UK legislation in the Animals Scientific Procedures Act 1986 states that all animal research must only take place in a laboratory that are institutionally licensed for animal research....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Business Management and Human Rights - Business Management and Human Rights Until taking this class I did not realize how much Business Management has a relationship with human rights. We the people of the United States need information and guidance on appropriate precautions to protect our human rights in business. This is an area in the Business Management profession that needs more protection of the abuse of human rights. Human rights are about recognizing the value and dignity of all people. Human rights entail equality and fairness....   [tags: Human Rights]
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