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Fiddling while Rome burns: The ethical cost of living the high life

This article was published in The Independent (Bangladesh) on May 4, 2015.

Bangladesh

The incoherence of the ethical theory of Peter Singer

When we analyze an ethical theory, we ought to bear in mind the following:

1/ the ethical theory’s consistency or internal coherence;

2/ the consistency or internal coherence of that specific ethical theory when seen in relation to other conceptions of the theory’s author (in this case, Peter Singer); 245 more words

Ethics

Princeton ethicist: it's 'reasonable' to kill disabled newborn babies

Campus Reform: Princeton professor and animal rights activist Peter Singer argued in a radio interview that it is “reasonable” for healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government programs such as Medicare or Medicaid to kill mentally disabled babies… 738 more words

Culture War

Rana Plaza and senseless deaths from poverty

This article was published in the Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh) on March 24, 2015.

Bangladesh

Why Is Virtue Ethics More Than A Normative Theory?

In the course of the paper, I would like to contemplate ethical theories regarding their commonalities and differences in order to search for the sake of goodness and I will claim that one among others, namely virtue ethics, is more favourable in my view. 3,864 more words

Writings

Animal Minds, Human Morals

Contemporary ethical debate is often focused on the issue of animal rights. While some proponents argue for the prescription of equal consideration for the rights of animals on the basis of utilitarianism, predominantly articulated in Peter Singer’s Animal Liberation, others reject this idea on account of contractualist thinking, fundamentally argued in Peter Carruthers’ The Animal Issue. 3,061 more words

Animal Minds