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August 10, 2022

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Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save

What greater motivation can there be than doing whatever one possibly can to reduce pain and suffering?

– Peter Singer –

Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save

“Say you’re walking past a shallow pond and see a child drowning. Would you try to rescue the child?
That’s the famous “drowning child” scenario that Peter Singer, the Australian philosopher, presented in his 1972 article “Famine, Affluence, and Morality.” He points out there could be some minor inconveniences — you’d get wet and muddy and would probably have to change your clothes. But, of course, you’d go for it.” In this NPR piece the philosopher and bioethicist Peter Singer shares more about his views on altruism.

This seemingly uncontroversial scenario has profound moral implications.” { read more }

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You can learn more about Singer’s work through his website here. { more }

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