About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

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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