Category Archives: Peter Singer

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

Abortion A study shows that about 95% of women who get an abortion have no regrets. Bioethics Hilde Lindemann makes a case for an opt-out system of organ donation rather than the default opt-in system. Culture American adults and teens … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Dec. 15, 2014)

Economics The University of Utah is opening a food pantry to their students who have food insecurities. Ethics Should governments pay ransoms from terrorists?  Peter Singer says no. Sharing a painful experience with strangers promoted greater group cooperation. Free Will … Continue reading

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Marx’s Critique of the Liberal Notion of Freedom

I just finished Peter Singer’s Book on Marx.  I thought it was well-written and Singer does an excellent job of explaining Marx’s position and his overall philosophy.  In the end, Singer gives an evaluation of Marx and explains Marx’s critique … Continue reading

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Peter Singer on Charities

I got this on my philosophy calendar: [Peter Singer] poses a deal to earn money to buy a new TV by “selling” a homeless child to a corporation that will harvest his organs for transplants.  Way bad, we agree.  But, … Continue reading

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Peter Singer on Health Care

The ever controversial philosopher, Peter Singer has opined his view that we need to reform health care and fast. You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows … Continue reading

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Dead Aid: Why Foreign Aid to Africa is Not Working

I haven’t read the book, but I would love to.  Unfortunately with my busy schedule, I don’t think I will for a while.  Perhaps if my students decide to talk about environmental issues and consumption, then I’ll quickly get it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer and Jim Mason

I’ve mentioned this book in another blog about demi-vegetarianism that relates to other books and issues if you want to check it out.  Out of all the books that deals with food, this is the must have book to read!  … Continue reading

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Peter Singer on Ethics, Darwin, and Vegetarianism

Peter Singer was on Point of Inquiry for the last two weeks talking about Ethics, Darwin, and Vegetarianism. In Part I, he talks about various ethical issues.  This comes from the site: Peter Singer explores how controversial or compatible his … Continue reading

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Demi-Vegetarianism

As some of you know, I’m a vegetarian of sorts, but I consider myself more of a demi-vegetarian. British philosopher R. M. Hare, used it in the title of an essay: “Why I Am Only a Demi-Vegetarian,” chap. 15 in … Continue reading

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