PHI 208 Week 2 Quiz

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PHI 208 Week 2 Quiz

  1. What is speciesism according to Peter Singer’s account?
  2. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, which of the following would be an expression of rule utilitarianism, rather than act utilitarianism?
  3. What is the point of Regan’s discussion about Aunt Bea and utilitarianism’s respect for human life?
  4. According to the video “Meet Your Meat”, which of the following is true of how animals are slaughtered on factory farms
  5. Which of the following statements is the strongest evidence that the person saying it is a utilitarian?
  6. What is a key feature of utilitarianism according to the assigned texts?
  7. According to Mill, utilitarian morality holds that:
  8. Which of the following does not describe the ways that chickens and turkeys are treated on factory farms, according to the video “Meet Your Meat”
  9. What is Tom Regan’s position about the use of animals in research and agriculture?
  10. Which of the following does Tom Regan say about the utilitarian approach to animal ethics?
  11. Which of the following describes how egg-laying hens are treated in factory farms, according to the video “Meet Your Meat”?
  12. According to Tom Regan, what is fundamentally wrong with the treatment of animals in our current system?
  13. How does John Stuart Mill respond to the complaint that utilitarianism is a doctrine worthy of pigs?
  14. In what way does Peter Singer think that speciesism is similar to racism and sexism?
  15. The video “Meet Your Meat” can best be described as primarily communicating which message?
  16. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, utilitarianism is a form of what broader kind of ethical theory?
  17. Tom Regan’s view of animals is that:
  18. According to chapter 2 of Understanding Philosophy, which of the following makes it difficult to calculate the utility of an act, raising a potential problem for utilitarianism?
  19. What moral theory does Jeremy Bentham (with whom Singer seems to agree) endorse?
  20. How do we determine the difference between higher and lower pleasures, according to Mill?