Should animals, plants, and robots have the same rights as you?

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: April 4

Year of Publication: 2019

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: Vox Media

Author(s): Sigal Samuel

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How humanity’s idea of who deserves moral concern has grown — and will keep growing.

Everyone reading this sentence likely (hopefully!) agrees that women deserve the same rights as men. But just a couple of centuries ago, that idea would’ve been dismissed as absurd.

The same is true for the belief that black people should have the same rights as white people. Commonly accepted now; unthinkable a couple of centuries ago.

There’s a concept from philosophy that describes this evolution — it’s called humanity’s expanding moral circle.

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