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November 7th, 2014
Episode 1031 of 1299 episodes
Sidgwick's concept of looking at issues from the point of view of the universe--in other words, giving equal weight to everyone's interests, irrespective of who they are, now or in future—can be the basis for a global ethic, says utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. He goes on to explain what this means for all of us in practical, concrete terms.