If you aren't basing your arguments on rationalism, what methodology are you using? But regardless the Nazis relied on all sorts of pseudoscience, mysticism and emotional appeals. They were the opposite of rational in many ways.Delodephius wrote:They thought they were rational. Just like you think you are. Rationalism is one of the weakest philosophies.
Insulting to people who actually endured it, because it's not a valid comparison. At the very least it's a totally different order of magnitude. The purpose of agribusiness isn't to cause undue suffering to animals and exterminate entire species.I don't see comparing the treatment of animals to Holocaust as insulting. In fact, I don't see how that is insulting at all.
Insulting to people who actually endured it, because it's not a valid comparison.
The purpose of agribusiness isn't to cause undue suffering to animals and exterminate entire species.
Huh?Delodephius wrote:You state it's not valid. It's perfectly valid. Just Jews are not bread over and over so that they can be killed over and over again.
I'm afraid we can't all be philosophers, but if you feel you have stronger ethical arguments feel free to present them.I don't feel like discussing this subject anymore. From my point of view you are not able to grasp higher ethics and keep rationalizing everything from a position of a homo economicus. I'd feel more comfortable talking to a philosopher about this subject.
If you want to postulate an argument, then dodge the question when you're called to support it, you might as well have not brought it up in the first place.Delodephius wrote:I genuinely don't feel like doing that.
I'm fairly certain most people, not being psychopaths, would agree this is a goal to strive for - and it's bound to be a lot more productive than scare tactics like comparing chicken coops to Auschwitz.I'll leave you to think about why all living creatures deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, kindness and affection and how without giving them this we humans will never become ethical.
If you want to postulate an argument, then dodge the question when you're called to support it, you might as well have not brought it up in the first place.
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