May’s reasoning is fascinatingly nihilistic. He argues that human extinction would be tragic because we have a tragic flaw – our shortsighted use of the environment – which would be
It’s funny how confused one can be today and still teach philosophy. What’s wrong with a spider eating her mate? One can provide a moral account of why it would be wrong for humans to do that but spiders do what they do. On what basis could a spider be doing something “wrong”?
Readers can address the rest.
See also: Is salad murder? If we think plants are “equal organisms” with respect to humans, it’s not clear whether salad is or isn’t murder. Or whether murder is even a serious ethical problem.
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