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Peter Singer


Is transhumanism really the world’s most dangerous idea?

Michael Cook | 20 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: immortality, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, Singularity, transhumanism, utilitarianism
Step by step, our lives are being absorbed by technology.


Dissecting the age of ‘do harm’ medicine

Wesley J. Smith | 16 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, bioethics, euthanasia, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer
A leading voice in American bioethics peers into the future in his new book


The great debate

Paul Russell | 18 August 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, euthansia for children, Peter Singer


Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview

Michael Cook | 22 June 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, infanticide, Peter Singer


Calculating charity

Michael Cook | 02 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Auschwitz, cooperation in evil, moral complicity, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Peter Singer's new book on philanthropy reveals a dark side to utilitarianism


Mr Spock, the comic utilitarian

Michael Cook | 06 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Peter Singer, Star Trek, utilitarianism
Why is there something faintly ridiculous in the logic of thinkers like Bentham, Mill and Peter Singer?


Canadian philosopher promotes euthanasia of disabled newborns and infanticide

Alex Schadenberg | 09 December 2014 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: after-birth abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, Peter Singer


Where are the true utilitarians who have not bent the knee to Baal?

Michael Cook | 24 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, Julian Savulescu, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
An Oxford philosopher wants a more positive image for an austere philosophy.


What if software could suffer?

Michael Cook | 03 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: artificial intelligence, Jeremy Bentham, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
A thought experiment proves that the reasoning for animal rights is on the wrong track.


Abolishing the age of consent

Jacqueline Laing | 07 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: age of consent, pedophilia, Peter Singer
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.


A beastly double standard

Clive Hamilton | 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bestiality, Peter Singer, same-sex marriage
An Australian Senator is reviled for a slippery slope argument while a philosopher is honoured for celebrating it.


Is Peter Singer a spokesman for the human condition?

Amin Abboud | 15 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, bioethics, Peter Singer
This week the Australian government conferred its highest civil honour upon a notorious philosopher.


Is “Yuck!” a good enough reason?

Zac Alstin | 24 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: bestiality, ethics, incest, Peter Singer, Yuck factor
Do taboos on incest and infanticide have a rational basis?


Same old, same old

Michael Cook | 10 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
The ageing rock star of ethics, Peter Singer, is still playing the same taboo-smashing tunes.


Being human is no big deal

Theron Bowers | 11 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, forum, human dignity, Peter Singer
Are human beings just a smarter species of animal or is there something transcendentally different about them?


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