Sunday, July 09, 2017

“Real Life: This is not a Game”

I've developed a "game" for young people that I'm calling “Real Life: This is not a Game,” a learning activity for young people about income and expenses, needs and wants and the jobs and careers needed to pay for daily life and beyond. While not quite philosophy, strictly speaking, it's very much related insofar as money-related concerns influence our lives so much, for better and worse. Any feedback is welcome!







Wednesday, July 05, 2017

To Do List

Current projects:

Monday, July 03, 2017

Xenotransplantation, Subsistence Hunting & the Pursuit of Health: Lessons for Animal Rights-Based Vegan Advocacy

Paper draft! Comments welcome on Dropbox [most current version] or Academia.edu or here or by email!

Xenotransplantation, Subsistence Hunting & the Pursuit of Health:
Lessons for Animal Rights-Based Vegan Advocacy

For the Between the Species special issue in honor of Tom Regan. 

7/2/17 draft

Abstract:

I argue that if animal experimentation is wrong, since it violates animals’ moral rights, then killing animals for food is wrong also, even when animals are the only available food source, and so subsistence hunting is wrong. And if it is wrong to kill animals to stay alive, then it is also wrong to kill animals to be healthy and feel well: if it’s wrong to kill animals to achieve some prima facie more important good (e.g., life), then it’s wrong to kill them for some prima facie comparably less important good (e.g., health). I discuss these arguments’ implications for animal rights-based vegan advocacy, insofar as some people claim that they don’t feel their best on vegan diets and so their eating meat is morally justified.