By James Rachels (auth.), Arthur L. Caplan, Daniel Callahan (eds.)
There is common contract between huge segments of western society that we live in a interval of tough occasions. at the start look this kind of trust may appear particularly atypical. in spite of everything, individuals in western society locate themselves dwelling in a time of unparalleled fabric abundance. starvation and disorder, evils all too generic to the participants of previous generations, even though faraway from eliminated from sleek existence, are it seems that at the wane. folks alive this present day can watch for fitter, longer, and more well-off lives than these in their grand mom and dad. however, the sensation that lifestyles at the present time is mainly tricky is rampant in govt, within the media, in renowned books, and in educational circles. Western society is perceived in lots of quarters as wracked by way of crises of all sorts-of religion, of strength, of authority, of social turmoil, of declining caliber in workmanship and items, and of a normal highbrow malaise afflicting either these at the Left and the best. A tone of situation permeates the language of public lifestyles. Editorials in significant newspapers are packed with dire warnings in regards to the risks of unbridled egoism, avarice and greed, and the hazards and horrors of toxins, overpopulation, the fingers race, crime, and extravagant lifestyles.
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P. 50. : Littlefield, Adams, 1977). , p. 26. , p. 266; on buying friends, p. 70. 50 CHAPTER 3 than a colorful and occasionally contradictory expression of views that rest on false assumptions about the self and fail to recognize the claims of others to our sympathy and cooperation. It has become common to dismiss views like Ringer's as instances of "me-ism" and extravagantly narcissistic indulgence. But this view overlooks the urgency of our popular concern for self-expression and authentic individuality, properly the preoccupation of a culture that has lately failed to realize these desiderata of a satisfactory life.
Then we found that trying to do so with rocks and other nonsentient things got us nowhere. No proposed action made the slightest difference to our imagined existence as a rock. But if we carry out the same thought experiment with a sentient animal, we see that some actions could make a great deal of difference to our existence as, say, a laboratory rat. For example, if the proposed act is the carrying out of an experiment in what is known as "learned helplessness" I will, after imagining myself as a rat, certainly not want the action performed.
What, then, is the moral standing of uncon6R. M. Hare, "Abortion and the Golden Rule," Philosophy and Public Affairs 4 (1975): 201-222. 44 CHAPTER 2 ceived potential human beings? This category of beings is the last and also the most difficult that I shall discuss. First we must distinguish between future human beings whose existence is not in doubt, and beings that are potential in the sense of being merely possible future beings. For instance, it seems that whatever happens to birthrates in the next few years, there will, barring catastrophe, be at least 100 million people living in the United States in the year 2100.