Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 11 (3):43-48 (2020)

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Rainer Ebert
Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
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This is a big-picture discussion of an important implication of Darwinism for ethics. I argue that there is a misfit between our scientific view of the natural world and the view, still dominant in academic philosophy and wider society alike, that there is a discrete hierarchy of moral status among conscious beings. I will suggest that the clear line of traditional morality – between human beings and other animals – is a remnant of an obsolete moral outlook, not least because it has no counterpart in empirical reality, and I will invite the reader to think, with me, about tenable alternatives.
Keywords evolution  speciesism  human dignity  moral status  moral equality
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DOI 10.3329/bioethics.v11i3.51221
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