Day: November 11, 2020

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Ethics and Morality

The Life I Can Save: Helping Alleviate Global Poverty and Human Suffering

Last semester I mentioned to my students that I believe one of the purposes of philosophy is to unsettle us. I then offered the age-old example of Socrates who likened himself to a type of biting fly that arouses a sluggish horse to action through irritation and pain. I then mentioned the philosopher Peter Singer, […]

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