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Postscript

  • James Cargile
Chapter
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Biomedicine, Ethics, and Society book series (CIBES)

Abstract

In a revised version of his paper, Professor Becker replies to two objections that were raised in my comments. The first objection was that even if having a virtuous character will dispose one to favor people over animals, it does not follow that acting according to such a preference is just, any more than it would follow that a judge is being just when he discriminates against people whom he rightly, and in keeping with a good character, regards as unbearable (say, some outrageously long winded bore who is nonetheless law abiding).

Keywords

Wild Rabbit Virtuous Character Moral Rightness Moral Importance Domestic Rabbit 
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© The HUMANA Press Inc. 1983

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  • James Cargile

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