Hum/an/imal Series Concludes With Bio-Ethicist Peter Singer
Date of Event: November 30, 2007
Posted: November 15, 2007 / Last Updated: November 19, 2007
The McGregor Connections Initiative will be hosting Peter Singer, the bio-ethicist credited with starting the animal rights movement with his book "Animal Liberation." Singer will be speaking on "Extending Ethics Beyond the Species Barrier" at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007 in Swasey Chapel. The speech will be coupled with a colloquium on "Global Poverty: What Are Our Obligations?" at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007 in Burton Morgan Lecture Hall. During his time at Denison, Singer will also meet with two philosophy classes and attend a faculty reading group.
Singer is the Ira DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and the laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 books on ethics and applied ethics, edited about a dozen more, and discussed the topic on the British Broadcasting Corporation several times. His works, including his most recent book, The Ethics of What We Eat, promote conscientious eating choices.
Singer has a long history of founding bioethics-related projects including the International Association of Bioethics, the journal "Bioethics" and a primate-rights group called Great Ape Project. He is said to be one of the most influential philosophers alive today.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The McGregor Connections Initiative series presents a lecture by bio-ethicist Peter Singer on "Extending Ethics Beyond the Species Barrier"; 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Free and open to the public. To confirm information, call (740) 587-6206
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