Category: other minds

Plants and interests

Posted by luno in other minds, Moral Consciousness, General (Tuesday March 1, 2005 at 10:05 pm)
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[Joel] Feinberg suggested having interests “presupposes at least rudimentary cognitive equipment” and that plants and trees have “no conscious wants or goals of their own.” So, “there is no possibility of kind or cruel treatment of trees.” [“The Rights of Animals and Unborn Generations”]
The exclusion of plants from the realm of interest-capable entities […]

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