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Yes, Dogs are Ethical Beings No, Dogs are Without Ethics
Debate Score:7
Arguments:6
Total Votes:7
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 Yes, Dogs are Ethical Beings (1)
 
 No, Dogs are Without Ethics (5)

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Do Dogs Have a Sense of Right and Wrong?

Surely anybody who boards with a dog can recall events where the dog showed what seemed to be a guilty, almost a 'sucking up' attitude after doing something they have been taught not to do.

Whether they are naturally endowed with some sense of ethics, however rudimentary, or they can be taught by their human counterparts, the question I have is: Can a Dog Be Ethical?

Yes, Dogs are Ethical Beings

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No, Dogs are Without Ethics

Side Score: 6

They know what they're doing....

Side: Yes, Dogs are Ethical Beings
2 points

We, humans, are the only living beings in existence as we know it, with a frontal lobe. The frontal lobe is what makes us think critically and not just live on instinct. In fact, we may only have little sense of morality in the wild even WITH a frontal lobe. Dogs cannot gain any sense of right and wrong other than an extremely clever trainer.

Side: No, Dogs are Without Ethics

I believe that dogs are without ethics, but have a sense of right/wrong. Kind of like how businesses are run today, they know better but do it any way.

Side: No, Dogs are Without Ethics
1 point

dogs are loyal to their masters, and do what their masters tell them to do .. even if their master is a thief

Side: No, Dogs are Without Ethics
1 point

Nobody really has any ethics or knows right from wrong

What they have is fear-fear for the negative consequences of actions.

Side: No, Dogs are Without Ethics
1 point

Dogs appearing shameful is not an expression of actual remorse, but a conditioned response elicited by the positive reaction it gets from the human beings.

Side: No, Dogs are Without Ethics