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Entries Tagged as 'Peter Singer'

Marquis and Ideal Desires

July 25th, 2013 No Comments

In response to my post Peter Singer Human Dignity and Infanticide, Ben Jury offers some astute comments: “I agree with you, that Peter Singer does not motivate his account of ideal desires. However, I think there is a way to motivate it as follows: Marquis objects to Singer’s account because he thinks there is an alternative […]

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Peter Singer on Human Dignity and Infanticide: Part Two

December 19th, 2012 5 Comments

This is the second half of the paper I presented to the the Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Milwaukee three weeks ago. It is part of a two-part post series; make sure you have read part one Peter Singer on Human Dignity and Infanticide. II. Marquis’ Critique In my previous post I sketched Singer’s desire account […]

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Peter Singer on Human Dignity and Infanticide: Part One

December 5th, 2012 14 Comments

This is the first section of the paper I presented to the the Evangelical Philosophical Society Annual Meeting in Milwaukee two weeks ago. Several people have asked me to post it on MandM. It will appear as a two-part post series. Christian theism has traditionally taught that human beings have equal dignity and worth, a moral […]

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Contra Mundum: Dawkins and Secular Hypocrisy

July 7th, 2012 105 Comments

When I was a non-Christian I was forever hearing about how Christians are hypocrites. When I converted to Christianity at 17, one thing that struck me is how often these charges were often a case of the pot calling the kettle black. While there is undoubtedly some hypocrisy within the church, it is also pervasive […]

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Singer on Matthew Flannagan in “Peter Singer Under Fire: The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics”

June 24th, 2012 7 Comments

Yesterday Matt went the library and did a little reading for his upcoming Evangelical Philosophical Society paper “Peter Singer, Human Dignity, and Infanticide“ and he discovered that email exchange he’d had with Peter Singer in 2006 had resulted in a few paragraphs in Singer’s book Peter Singer Under Fire: The Moral Iconoclast Faces His Critics. Here is […]

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Matt to speak on Singer and Infanticide at 2012 Evangelical Philosophical Society Meeting in Milwaukee

June 18th, 2012 13 Comments

Every November there is about a two week period in America where a number of professional academic conferences are held where the best of the best in the field gather. For the last two years Matt has been either accepted or invited to speak at them (I was accepted to speak at them last year […]

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Francesca Minerva and Matthew Flannagan on “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” on Radio

February 29th, 2012 40 Comments

Francesca Minerva and Alberto Giubilini‘s article “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” published in the Journal of Law, Ethics and Medicine is creating waves the world over. In a few hours, on the morning of Thursday 1 March, around 10:00am New Zealand time, Dr Minerva will be interviewed on this article on Radio Rhema’s Pat Brittenden […]

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