Philosophy with Onbester

Comment on Resurrecting Brains: Philosophical Questions and New Ethical Territory (guest post) by Owen Schaefer

Neil, I don’t think the existence of much greater levels of animal suffering/animal rights violations in factory farming and experimentation makes this question ethically trivial or uninteresting. By analogy: the existence of substantial deprivation and suffering throughout the world does not make, e.g., the ethics of ensuring adequately informed consent for human subjects research trivial or uninteresting, even if the deprivation and suffering in toto massively outweighs any harms caused Read more [...]