26 April 2014

Who are the Philosophers Past Their Think-by Dates?


Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes
Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes
Who are the philosophers past their think-by dates?
Aristotle  -  ancient Greece. Said animals are below humans because only humans can reason; therefore, we can use animals without consideration we’d give to people. 
Aquinas  -  medieval. Said animals cannot reason; therefore, people can use them as they wish. His thinking became Catholic doctrine. 
Descartes  -  renaissance. Said animals are automata and only humans have minds and souls; therefore only humans deserve compassion. 
Animals cannot argue back, so had to put up with this.

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