Routledge Lecture in Philosophy " The Point of View of the Universe: Defending Sidgwick's Ethics"

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Description: Professor Peter Singer's talk at the 10th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy entitled "The Point of View of the Universe: Defending Sidgwick's Ethics". Recorded on 26th May 2017.

Abstract:
Henry Sidgwick, Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge and the cofounder of Newnham College, is, along with Bentham and Mill, one of the three great nineteenth century utilitarians. My own work in ethics is consistent with his idea that in ethics we should take "the point of view of the universe." In this talk I shall explore the implications of taking that stance, and ask how much of Sidgwick's utilitarianism is still defensible today.
 

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Professor Peter Singer's talk at the 10th Routledge Lecture in Philosophy entitled "The Point of View of the Universe: Defending Sidgwick's Ethics". Recorded on 26th May 2017.

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Institution: Faculty of Philosophy

Created: Tue 13 Jun 2017