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“All War is Immoral” explain and evaluate this assertion. War is the intentional use of mass force to resolve disputes over governance.
First published Fri Feb 4, 2000; substantive revision Thu Jul 28, 2005 War should be understood as an actual, intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities. Thus, fisticuffs between individual persons do not count as a war, nor does a gang fight, nor does a feud on the order of the Hatfields versus the McCoys.
Historical materialism is a methodological approach to the study of society , economics, and history, first articulated by Karl Marx (1818–1883) as "the materialist conception of history". Historical materialism looks for the causes of developments and changes in human society in the means by which humans collectively produce the necessities of life.
Haynes(2008) and others before him found that they could see unconscious activity in Certain areas of the brain the brain before a
In this blog post I’ll be analyzing the concept of ‘free will’. First of all, I want to demonstrate the meaning of this term and why free will is questionable in the first place. If we look at the dictionary definition of free will, it means:
First published Tue Jul 1, 2003; substantive revision Mon Sep 13, 2010 What is distinctive about humanity such that humans are thought to have moral status and non-humans do not? Providing an answer to this question has become increasingly important among philosophers as well as those outside of philosophy who are interested in our treatment of non-human animals. For some, answering this question will enable us to better understand the nature of human beings and the proper scope of our moral obligations. Some argue that there is an answer that can distinguish humans from the rest of the natural world. Many of those who accept this answer are interested in justifying certain human practices towards non-humans—practices that cause pain, discomfort, suffering and death.
An cattle ranch in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The UN says agriculture is on a par with fossil fuel consumption because both rise rapidly with increased economic growth. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace
In examining the hypothetical situation of a world of human vegetarians, a few simplifications must be madeEcological Effects of a Meat-Based Diet Why a Global Change to Vegetarianism will Save the Planet Katharyn Jeffreys
Beef carcasses at a wholesale meat market in Paris.
We need to eat less meat and recycle our waste to rebalance the global carbon cycle and reduce our risk of dangerous levels of climate change.
This winter is my five year anniversary of being vegan. To the delight of many and the surprise of some, I am still alive after eating and living this way. Part of me wishes I had a story of radical physical transformation for you, about how changing my diet saved my life or made me some kind of superhero.
Philosophy Essay 1: Moral Status of Animals
Because people have so many different beliefs, it's hard to build a rationale for vegetarianism that will answer everyone's needs.
In 1974 the first World Food Conference was held by the United Nations to set up a plan of action to end world hunger. In that conference, then U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger stated that within 10 years no child would go to bed hungry. To say Mr. Kissinger was off on his prediction would be an understatement.
10 January 2013 Last updated at 18:16 GMT