Origins Project Panel on Evolving Ethics: Food, Sex & Death


This was an interesting panel, Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, Jason Robert, Director at Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Christopher Wharton, Director at Food Systems Transformation Initiative, GIOS, Ron Broglio, Senior Sustainability Scholar, GIOS and Associate Professor of English, Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy at the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at ASU.

Lawrence Krauss moderated. Peter Singer is a world renowned animal rights activist who really made me think about factory farming. Though I could not commit to being a vegan as he is I definitely walked away with a more remorseful outlook on how the animals are ‘farmed’. Though I didn’t quite agree with everything he stands for, as I think he is somewhat extreme; but I do see that we can and should be more humane in our meat eating endeavor.

And as always Professor Krauss was there after to give time to his fans. He signed my copy of Quantum Man.

The question: What moral obligations does a doctor have to administer pain meds to an Alzheimer’s patient who’s husband, by default, has medical power of attorney and is telling the doctor not to give any.

Here are the links:

Peter Singer Part 1

Peter Singer Part 2

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