Tagarchief: discrimination

What if everyone was human?

Speciesism is discrimination based on species, where species membership is identified with moral community membership (i.e. where species membership determines someone’s moral status and rights). Like all kinds of discrimination, speciesism is a kind of unwanted arbitrariness: the victims of … Lees verder

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Reflections on male privilege

Our biggest concern in ethics is unwanted arbitrariness. That is why I am against all kinds of discrimination (because the victims of discrimination cannot want their arbitrary exclusion). One form of discrimination is sexism. However, the discussion of sexism is … Lees verder

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It’s time to take the Red Pill and change your mind

Are you afraid of changing your mind about a deeply held belief, about an emotionally strong conviction that you have? A few years ago, I changed – as an environmentalist – my mind about GMOs. Since then, and due to … Lees verder

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Moral illusions and arbitrary discrimination

My presentation at the TEDxGhent PhD contest (24-03-2016), winner of the special prize for the audience’s favourite speaker. Slides can be downloaded here: Moral illusions and arbitrary discrimination. Short description: If your senses cannot always be trusted because of optical … Lees verder

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Ten arguments against speciesism

In this article I will show that the human species is not a morally relevant criterion for rights and that giving humans a higher moral status than non-human sentient beings is  a kind of immoral discrimination. In fact, I will … Lees verder

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