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Peter Singer. Do you miss me tonight? Author Renata Singer. Recently, three of my friends' husbands have died. They are in shock, reeling from the impact of their loss. Anthea is 58 and met her husband as a teenager at a youth camp. "I thought I was resilient," she says, "but I'm staring at the 30 years ahead without him. " Having been a woman chock-full of energy and enthusiasm, Anthea now describes herself as having lost her mojo.

Renee and her Henry were together for 60 years. All three are careful not to show how lousy they feel. Beth Gott, born in Moonee Ponds in 1922, is a botanist and oversees Monash University's Indigenous Garden. Beth Gott. Beth Gott describes her marriage as "a meeting of true minds without impairment". If you are a married woman, it is highly likely that you will have to face this loss. How you cope with the loss of your partner can be a major factor in making the most of the last third of your life. Lady April Hamer. Dodo Berk. Joan Lowrie still lives in St Kilda, where she was born in 1919. Profile: Peter Singer. George W Bush and Peter Singer were born on the same day - July 6 1946. But there the similarity ends. Only one is an Australian vegetarian who campaigns against animal cruelty and does not believe in the Judaeo-Christian nostrum of the sanctity of life.

Only one supports abortion and infanticide in some cases and backs stem-cell research that uses genetic material from embryos. Only one thinks the world would be better if the US were subject to UN sanctions for emitting more than its fair share of greenhouse gases. And yet there are parallels. That book nonetheless argued that Bush's ethics consisted mostly of hypocrisy and intellectual confusion. Singer sought the clash with neo-con America, partly to revive a career that was going stale. Those excavations resulted in Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna, hailed by the New York Times as having "all the power of a great novel". He and Princeton president Harold Shapiro received death threats. The world's most famous utilitarian on whether all carnivorous animals should be killed. Amazon. Ethicist Peter Singer on living a good life - it's trickier and yet simpler than you might think.

Peter Singer chats over lunch at Shakahari, in Carlton. He says everybody can do some good, even those who don't earn a lot. Photo: Pat Scala Shakahari​ Vegetarian Restaurant 201-203 Faraday Street 9347 3848 Mon-Fri noon-3pm; 6pm-9.30pm; Sat noon-3pm; 6pm-10.30pm; Sun 6pm-10.30pm When we wake up in the morning, rub the sleep from our eyes, get the kids ready for school, have a think about the evening meal, before spending an hour on the freeway to get to work, most of us probably think that as your average person goes, we're pretty good. We've got a photo on the mantelpiece of the little kid we support in Cambodia, we drop the odd coin in a busker's basket and we buy a copy of The Big Issue from the guy in the wheelchair on the street corner.

Gluten-free spaghetti at Shakahari. Advertisement This is a big idea to get your head around. This probably needs more than a lunch hour to grapple with, but it's worth a try. Laksa hebat at Shakahari. The bill, please. Isn't this going a bit far? I’m Peter Singer (Australian moral philosopher) and I’m here to answer your questions about where your money is the most effective in the charitable world, or "The Most Good You Can Do." AMA. : IAmA. Poor Kids vs. Batkid: Ethicist Peter Singer on How to Choose a Charitable Cause: Forum.

Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM TweetShareEmail Thu, Apr 9, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Download audio (MP3) Ramin Talaie/Getty Images Police escort 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles, also known as BatKid and Batman after they arrest the Riddler November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. In 2013, San Francisco transformed itself into Gotham City to raise the spirits of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old Batman fan with leukemia. Host: Michael Krasny Guests: Peter Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University and author of the new book "The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically" More info: [<a href="//" target="_blank">View the story "Peter Singer Asks What is 'The Most Good You Can Do'? " Peter Singer on Poverty, Animal Ethics and Utilitarianism. | April 10, 2015 Length: 0:36:02 minutes (41.25 MB) Format: 44.1kHz, 160Kbps Show Notes: Dr. Singer may be, as The New Yorker calls him, the planet’s “most influential living philosopher.”

He specializes in applied ethics, to which he takes a secular, utilitarian approach -- minimize suffering, maximize well-being. Singer’s collective body of work is more acclaimed than controversial. He lectures at Princeton, where he is professor of bioethics, and the University of Melbourne, where he is a laureate professor. For more info check him out here. And read his article in the NYT on Good Charity and Bad Charity. Photo by Tony Phillips - ICEL 2014. Peter Singer: "Doing the Most Good: The Effective Altruism Movement" Peter Singer on the Ethics of Philanthropy. Peter Singer would sooner donate a kidney than sponsor a concert hall. So when entertainment mogul David Geffen gave $100 million in early March for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York—it will soon be renamed David Geffen Hall—Mr.

Singer questioned why people thought he was doing so much good. Over Skype from his home in Melbourne, Australia, Mr. Singer says that he doesn’t understand “how anyone could think that giving to the renovation of a concert hall that could impact the lives of generally well-off people living in Manhattan and well-off tourists that come to New York could be the best thing that you could do with $100 million.” He notes, for example, that a donation of less than $100 could restore sight to someone who is blind. Mr. Geffen declined to comment.

In his new book, “The Most Good You Can Do,” to be released on Tuesday, Mr. It’s a controversial way to encourage philanthropy. Mr. In the past few years, Mr. Mr. Mr. In the years ahead, Mr. Peter Singer's answer to What are some tips for applying utilitarianism to daily life? Some reservations about Singer's child-in-the-pond argument. Peter Singer is one of the most influential philosophers, and is a strong candidate for being the person who has helped the effective altruist community the most. In the past, Peter Singer often argued that [the moral obligation to rush into a shallow pond to save a drowning child at the cost of ruining one’s shoes] is equivalent to [the moral obligation to give to charities that reduce extreme poverty]. For example, in this 2009 video he said: Imagine that you’re walking across a shallow pond and you notice that a small child has fallen in, and is in danger of drowning […] Of course, you think you must rush in to save the child.

Then you remember that you’re wearing your favorite, quite expensive, pair of shoes and they’ll get ruined if you rush into the pond. Since Singer first posed the analogy, new information and understanding has emerged, which cast doubt on the relevance of Singer’s analogy. Holden responded: Vipul Naik wrote (paraphrased): Peter Singer: "The Ethics of What We Eat" Peter Singer - Effective Altruism, an Introduction. Peter Singer - Ethics, Utilitarianism & Effective Altruism. Debate: Should Everyone Go Vegan? Peter Singer - Ethics, Utilitarianism & Effective Altruism. Peter Singer on the Christian God. Abortion and Infanticide: Peter Singer debates Don Marquis.