Free Speech & Universities II: Heckler’s Veto

Embed from Getty Images While the debate over free speech is a venerable one, recent events have served to add a new drama to this matter. When Middlebury invited Charles Murray to speak, the event
Embed from Getty Images While the debate over free speech is a venerable one, recent events have served to add a new drama to this matter. When Middlebury invited Charles Murray to speak, the event [More]

Is pleasure all that matters?

This week I convened a philosophy seminar in Oxford with Kasia de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer. Singer is probably the world’s most famous living philosopher, well known for his pioneering work on
This week I convened a philosophy seminar in Oxford with Kasia de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer. Singer is probably the world’s most famous living philosopher, well known for his pioneering work on [More]

Beef

One of the challenges presented by the ever-growing human population is producing enough food to feed everyone. There is also the distribution challenge: being able to get the food to the people and
One of the challenges presented by the ever-growing human population is producing enough food to feed everyone. There is also the distribution challenge: being able to get the food to the people and [More]

The Moral Monster in All of Us

How do you help those in need? What is your responsibility? Peter Singer argues that the well-to-do should give a fair percentage of their income away and that failure to do so makes you a bad person. But things aren't always that simple.
How do you help those in need? What is your responsibility? Peter Singer argues that the well-to-do should give a fair percentage of their income away and that failure to do so makes you a bad person. But things aren't always that simple. [More]