April 20, 2024

Peter Singer a star of new free on-line courses

Interesting in studying with Peter Singer? For free!

Interesting in studying with Peter Singer? The world’s most famous, or notorious, bioethicist, depending on your point of view, is teaching “Practical Ethics”, one of these massive open on-line courses at Princeton with Coursera. The course is free but is not credited by Princeton. (See video here.)

The topics covered include: Why act ethically, rather than doing whatever you please? Can we treat plants ethically? How equal are animals and humans? How responsible are we for people who are less well off? Can we make life and death decisions for severely ill infants? When is a person dead? Can euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide be justified? 

Michael Cook
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