Peter Singer - The Ethics of What We Eat

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season: 2013-14

In 2005 Time Magazine named Peter Singer one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2012, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, that nation’s highest civic honour. He became widely recognized and regarded internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975, one of the most important texts on animal ethics. Since then, Singer has written, co-authored, edited and co-edited many important books on ethical issues related to animals, eating, poverty, and bioethics. Some of the titles include: Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?; Rethinking Life and Death; The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and most recently, The Life You Can Save.    

 

When we think of areas of our daily lives that give rise to ethical concerns, we are more likely to think of sex than of food. But Singer will argue that our choices of what we eat raise major ethical concerns: for animals, for the environment, and for global poverty.  



For more information contact:
Magdalena Grohman
values@utdallas.edu
972-883-4940


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Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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