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Ethics and Social Issues Cora Diamond

Cora Diamond is one of the few individuals who have, in the present day, stood up with a contemporary analysis of philosophers. She has written and even released a number of speeches in public. One of his most outstanding work essays is that of, Eating Meat and Eating People. In this essay, she brings up a very powerful critique of some contemporary ethical arguments about vegetarianism, including some other animal-rights issues. However, her arguments conflict with those of Peter Singer despite the fact that they are both of the same opinions. Their arguments are different from each other.

In Singer’s argument, he invoked the specialist term, which he used to describe the lying attitude about keeping, eating, and use of animals in some ways, which are considered analogous to racism invocations. She said that just as the whites who enslaved the blacks had reasons as to why they did that, like the difference in color and characteristics, they assumed the fact that they both share the same moral characteristics (Gibson and Sarah, 24). That is the same thing as human beings do to animals. We eat them, perform experimental research on them and even use their skins as clothes and make other things, we as humans ignore the fact that we both share many characteristics.

Diamond, on the other hand, differs much from Singer’s argument for one; her critique starts with observation, which is false. She says that the reason why we enslave animals, eat them, and do experimental research on them is not because of some set of criteria but lack of respect since the animals are prone to both pleasure and pain. Diamond says that we cannot feed on our limbs or even the dead bodies because of moral relevance. Desmond says that he would be happy when animals are treated only if people are able even to eat their own.

From the above arguments, we see a clear difference in Singers and Diamonds. The singer is much aware of the similarity of wildlife and human behavior toward animals reflects who they really are (Neumann, William, and Robson, 19). Diamond on the other hand, says that human beings should be realistic in whatever they do. If they cannot eat their own bodies when dead, then there is no need to kill the animals, and catch them for meals and for research purposes.

Work Cited

Gibson, Sarah. Mobilizing hospitality: The ethics of social relations in a mobile world. Routledge, 2016. Pp 21-27

Neuman, William Lawrence, and Karen Robson. Basics of social research. Pearson Canada, 2014. Pp 15-24.



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