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Treat like interests alike, no matter who that interest belongs to
- Tells us how we ought to behave
involves the assignment of different values, rights, or special consideration to individuals solely on the basis of their species membership.
conscious; capable of feeling or perceiving pain
Persons have future oriented preferences
Singers hybrid view
Follow TVU for the interests of merely sentient beings
Adopt the PEV view for persons (in other words, persons are not replaceable)
Total view: when weighing interests of all those affected by actions, "all" takes into account all possible creatures in course of history (incl. future ones).
when weighing interests of all those affected by actions, "all" is restricted to those who currently exist, or will exist regardless of our actions.
Why are persons not replaceable?
Killing persons thwarts their future-oriented preferences, which cannot be 'made good' by the creation and satisfaction of new preferences
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