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On Moral Absolutionism

Last night, I wrote the worst essay of my life. Columbia’s core pretends to be one of the school’s biggest draws, yet has at times presented some of the most significant obstacles to the pursuit of happiness, brilliance, and general magnificence. 450 more words

Ένα άγαλμα για τον Στάλιν;

Του Peter Singer*

Ο Χίτλερ και ο Στάλιν υπήρξαν ανηλεείς δικτάτορες που διέπραξαν αμέτρητες δολοφονίες. Ωστόσο, ενώ είναι αδύνατο να φανταστεί κανείς την ανέγερση ενός αγάλματος του Χίτλερ στο σημερινό Βερολίνο ή οπουδήποτε αλλού στη Γερμανία, αγάλματα του Στάλιν αναστηλώνονται στην ιδιαίτερη πατρίδα του, τη Γεωργία, ενώ ετοιμάζεται και η ανέγερση ενός ακόμα στη σύγχρονη Μόσχα. 9 more words

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Peter Singersome readers of Autoethnographic

This pungent sexuality infuses Autoethnographic with couplings that might make Peter Singersome readers blanche.

(Tim Grey, review of Michael Brennan’s Autoethnographic, Southerly 73.1)


Bless Me Dan Ariely for I Have Sinned: Thoughts on The Dishonesty Debate and More

Your Dishonesty Project is very interesting.  I thought the Cross-Coursera Dishonesty Debate with yourself, Paul Bloom and Peter Singer evidenced a bit of dishonesty; however you appeared the bravest and most open in response to the question, “Tell us about something you did that you believe is… 4,710 more words

Last Night's Dishonesty Debate

Last night, legendary philosopher Peter Singer, distinguished psychologist Paul Bloom, and our very own expert behavioral economist Dan Ariely had a cross-Coursera “debate” on the ins and outs of dishonesty, morality, and ethics. 20 more words


Moral circles and the concept of proximity based morality

Is our ability to demonstrate compassion fired by sensory input? Do we react with compassion to objects within our ‘moral circle’? Does the idea that as society develops our moral circles increase in size hold up. 804 more words


You cannot avoid Speciesism

The idea of speciesism is central for the proponents of animal rights. According to Encyclopaedia Brittanica, speciesism is “the practice of treating members of one species as morally more important than members of other species”. 1,380 more words