Wednesday, April 16, 2008

For Friday: Video below; re-read the "Singer Solution to World Poverty" and work on you paper 3 (assignment above or below).

For Monday: Peter Singer "All Animals Are Equal," Ch 19 in RTD. OPS writing assignment on that due.

Also, Tibor Machan, pp. 177-179 from Ch. 20 in RTD, "Do Animals Have Rights?"

Monday PM Extra Credit opportunity:

For Wed.: "Reasonable Humans and Animals," John Simmons

Peter Singer: A Dangerous Mind

Dr. Peter Singer has been called the most influential living philosopher. He has also been called a monster. In this thought-provoking program, he faces his critics and discusses his ideas on euthanasia, abortion, and infanticide. The program follows his worldwide tour of lectures and encounters, including case conferences and a trip to Austria, where most of his family was killed in the Holocaust. A range of commentators consider his utilitarian stance and its impact on public policy, including Wesley J. Smith, a bioethicist and attorney with International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; Raimond Gaita, professor of moral philosophy at London University; and Harold T. Shapiro, former president of Princeton University, where Dr. Singer teaches. (56 minutes)

Item#: BVL33059
Copyright date: ©2003
VHS ISBN 978-0-7365-8946-8
DVD ISBN 978-1-4213-2930-7