Let’s See What’s in the News Today (July 19, 2015)



  • Hilde Lindemann makes a case for an opt-out system of organ donation rather than the default opt-in system.




  • An interview with Peter Singer about killing carnivorous animals, war, the environment, abortion and infanticide, and altruism.
  • Speaking of Peter Singer, he has a lot of controversial views.  Because of that, he has been disinvited to a conference and there’s a petition to have him fired from his job.  Robert P. George disagrees completely with Singer’s views.  Yet, George makes the case that Singer does not deserve to be fired.  Rather, his ideas ought to be heard and in order to defeat Singer’s argument, you must take on his arguments.  That’s what academic freedom is all about.


  1. I’ve never heard of it.
  2. I’ve heard of it but don’t understand it.
  3. I understand it, but I don’t see how it’s useful.
  4. I see how it could be fun for rich people, but not me.
  5. I use it, but it’s just a toy.
  6. It’s becoming more useful for me.
  7. I use it all the time.
  8. I could not imagine life without it.
  9. Seriously, people lived without it?







About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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