Descartes and Animal Rights
In his Meditations, Rene Descartes argues that animals are purely
physical entities, having no mental or spiritual substance. Thus, Descartes concludes,
animals cant reason, think, feel pain or suffer. Animals, are mere machines with no
consciousness. Use the Internet to explore the issue of animal rights. Investigate the
legacy left by Rene Descartes concerning the moral status of animals.
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