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

Abortion

Bioethics

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

Culture

Emotions

Ethics

  • 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.

Ideas

  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?

Incarceration

Justice

Marriage

Race

Religion

Sexuality

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About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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