#1
I'm making notes on my text readings for my philosophy class and one of the articles is like a paragraph long, but i have NO idea what it means. Can anyone help?
Thanks pit. p.s. it has to do with animal cruelty

what other agents are there, which, at the same time that they are under influence of man's direction are susceptible of happiness? they are of two sorts. 1. other human beings who are styled persons. 2. other animals which on account of their interests having been neglected by the insensibilites of the ancient jurists, stand degraded into the class of 'things'
#3
im gonna be honest dude, there might be someone here who can help, but this is a guitar forum, i know i sound like a dick but there MUST be a philosophy forum somewhere on the internet.
#4
Other things beside the observer can experience happiness. These are other humans, which we consider people. People are defined as things worthy of rights. Other animals, such as chimps which can experience happiness, are considered things because of what people in the past decided.

Basically, the humans degrade other animals and dont take them into account.
I'll be your number one with a bullet.
#5
kinda mentions about the clash between ppl who hate poaching, hunting etc.
and that the animals cant do anything about it. that its all human doing
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#6
is it animals have been treated so bad for so long it has been bred into them to enjoy being mans subject to do serve humans and become possesions instead of having independant lives? Also try the religion and philosophy thread
#7
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is it animals have been treated so bad for so long it has been bred into them to enjoy being mans subject to do serve humans and become possesions instead of having independant lives? Also try the religion and philosophy thread

so you believe animals have independant lives?
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#9
ok i thought you were implying that they have minds which can make them act outside their behavior
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#10
Oh no. but you've got to love the idea of a dog putting on a suit and driving to work, or a squirrel with a briefcase
#11
i would love to see a squirrel with a suitcase
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