Jeremy Bentham's Karma And The Possibility Of The Doctrine Of

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Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher, jurist, and social reformer who is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism, stated his devotion towards animal rights through the following words, “The question is not, ‘can they reason?’ nor, ‘can they talk?’ but rather, ‘can they suffer?’” In this quote, he clearly ends up with his provoking statement that even though animals cannot express themselves, still they have their own feelings and sufferings, which cannot be translated into human language. One of the upcoming revolutions in the world is the quest for protecting animal rights, which are led by the animal rights activists. Animals are the constituents of this complex universe. The animal rights supporters; portray the animals as inferior…show more content…
As in Hinduism, Buddhism also believes in karma that meant to the actions. In his book, “‘Karma’ and the Possibility of Purification: An Ethical and Psychological Analysis of the Doctrine of ‘Karma’ in Buddhism”, a Buddhist psychologist Professor Lynken Ghose from Butler University, Indianapolis, United States clearly insisted that the karma is the causal factor that determines the person’s present situation as well as the future condition (259). Here, the future condition refers to the next life, which can be said as reincarnation. This stands for the affirming of the beliefs presence among the Buddhism about reincarnation as well as in Hinduism. That is, Buddhism also significantly considered about their actions in the present life about good deeds because after life is matters for them. Similarly, as Hindus yearn for the Moksha, Buddhism concerns the enlightenment. So both of the religion considers the good deeds for all living beings in their life according to their…show more content…
It is simply known as the inherent value of animals. Inherent value is something that explains the value of existence as an individual in the world (The Case for Animal Rights 185). Tom Regan, an American philosopher, professor emeritus of philosophy at North Carolina State University who specializes in animal rights theory explains that regardless of race, status and human and non-human beings, every living beings has its own inherent value of the earth (187). He continually emphasized that there are no differences that both animal and human souls are mortal, so it should not be discriminated with its intrinsic value. Additionally, science contributes to following ethical value in researches using animals. In science, animals can be used in the research field only if the suffering to the animal is minimized and there is no other way to lead the experiment (“Experimenting on animals”). This field also finds a way to give animals their deserved value while they are tested. Beyond, following the rules is necessary to be a part of a society. As stated in the book named Asian Perspectives on Animal Ethics: Rethinking the Nonhuman, written by philosophical professor Dalal Neil from the University of Alberta and Chloë Taylor, assistant professor in the subject human and animal in the University of Alberta emphasized that violating the animal rights that is against the protection

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