This article explores the natural and cultural limits on human kindness towards strangers and non-human animals. I suggest that humans have a deep natural capacity for kindness. However, the duties imposed by this capacity are highly demanding, so we use techniques of ethical avoidance to limit our responsibilities. These techniques play a central role in enabling humans to avoid confronting the suffering caused by practices such as factory farming.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Alternative Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2017|