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Peter Singer and effective altruism - a critique

Recently I attended a lecture delivered by Peter Singer on, ‘Ethics, Utilitarianism and Effective Altruism’. This event was jointly hosted between the University of Melbourne Secular Society and Melbourne University Philosophy Community. 2,347 more words


The fault in our contexts

Why does the public misunderstands the academy?

English biologist and author Richard Dawkins was in hot water recently after saying that, if given the choice, expectant mothers ought to abort their foetus if tests confirm it to have Down’s syndrome. 1,076 more words

The Art of Giving

This article appeared in Ceylon Today on October 15 2014

Last weekend, a woman from the village visited our home with her daughter. We shared some food and conversation and they left with a few items of food we had in the house. 1,642 more words

Ceylon Today

Off-topic?  Yes.  Interesting?  That’s Your Call.

When I was a young lad, barely out of my parents’ gentle and loving reach, I took a course in ethics.  The range of topics we discussed that semester was immense, but I’ll never forget the conversation around… 92 more words


Philosophy, Ethics and Plant-based Eating

Peter Singer, one of the most influential philosophers of our time, visited UConn last night to offer his perspective on Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals… 270 more words


Eating Animals

On Boxing Day 2004, as a vast tsunami drowned hundreds of thousands across the Pacific, I stopped eating animals. With my television screen flooded with images of dead bodies, meat suddenly started tasting like what it is: remains, a corpse, a lifeless thing. 1,234 more words