The 2019 Great Minds series continues with Dr. Michael Sanders discussing Peter Singer and today’s ethics on April 9th at 7 pm.
Peter Singer is among the most famous contemporary advocates of utilitarian philosophy, the idea that we should ultimately do what produces the most happiness for the most number. He is also one of the more controversial philosophers living today. A staunch critic of modern, consumer culture, Singer consistently questions society’s fixation on materialistic success and its, at times, disastrous effects on people, animals, and the environment. In his recent works, he has called on people to rethink their obligations to others and has stressed the moral necessity—especially of those in developed nations—of taking concrete steps to reduce suffering in the world when we can.
This lecture is free and open to the public.