The Marginal Case Argument

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The marginal case argument states that the mentally impaired and human infants have moral status than so should animals because there is not much difference in their ability to be rational. Moral status refers to the right to not be killed and tortured. This argument also promotes not only infant humans and the mentally impaired to be moral patients but animals as well. As moral patients have moral status without the need to have rationality. In this essay I will be arguing that a difference between humans and animals that applies to the marginal case argument is that humans are able to self govern themselves while animals, infants and the mental aren’t able to which is why animals should have the same moral status as infants and the
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