About the author

I am the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent can be found at LosingMyReligions.net. Currently, I am President of One Step for Animals; previously, I was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before my unfortunate encounter with activism, I was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). My hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. I live in Tucson with my soulmate and reluctant editor Anne, along with the occasional snake and scorpion.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Point of View

This new post from Tobias does a nice job of summarizing the difference between consequentialists and those concerned with "values."

He hints at an even better frame: If we take the animals' point of view, or if we are primarily concerned with how something makes us feel. Of course, I have sympathy for those who want everything to directly and fully conform to their personal ideals. But for me, all that matters is reducing the number of individuals suffering in the real world.

By the way, Anne and I think the Tofurky strips are noticeably better than the Beyond Meat strips!

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