Brief Discussion on Singer's Basic Principle of Equality, etc. (410 words)

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Singer reasons for what he calls the “basic principle of equality”. What is this principle and how is it supposed to be applied?

What reasoning does he give that this principle should be applied to non-human animals? Do you agree?

On what basis do you think we should determine which types of beings should be treated with equal moral consideration?

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Singer’s position—and his “basic principle of equality”—is based on the critical premise that speciesism is poorly-founded and mistaken. That is, Singer proposes the non-prejudicial, ethical option of not prioritizing our own species, based on our supposedly possessing a special, moral status not shared by other animals...

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