The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Philosopher Peter Singer in Malta

Sunday, 15 May 2022, 13:36 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Philosophy Sharing Foundation would like to inform the general public that renowned philosopher Peter Singer accepted the invitation to address the annual philosophy lecture of the Foundation for 2022. He is due to arrive in the last week of this month.

Singer is mainly known for his revolutionary work Animal Liberation and has pushed the concept of "speciesism" - the assumption that humans are more worthy than animals - to the fore of ethics and moral theory. In recent years, Singer has been advocating for the need to have global poverty eradicated from every corner of the world. He has co-founded an organisation The life you can save based on the ideas of his book that carries the same name.

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Singer was named in 2005 by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and is regularly referenced in any universal philosophy publication that deals with the subject of ethics or the contribution of fundamental ideas in the history of philosophy.

The Foundation will be organising two events with Professor Singer.

The first event will be held on Monday, 30 May at the German Maltese Circle at 6pm. It will consist of an open forum entitled, Aiming for the best consequences: A case for utilitarianism. Professor Singer will be accompanied by another utilitarian philosopher from Poland, Professor Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. They have co-written A short introduction to utilitarianism from the Oxford series. The forum will be chaired by Professor Claude Mangion, head of Department of Philosophy at the University of Malta.

Tickets are priced at €10 for paid members, students and senior citizens and €20 for non-members and others. Tickets can be booked and paid from the website https://www.philosophysharing.org/event-details/open-forum-aiming-for-the-best-consequences-a-case-for-utilitarianism

Places are limited as the venue can hold no more than 80 persons.

The second event will consist of an Annual Philosophy Lecture that will be delivered by Prof. Singer at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on Tuesday, 31 May at 6pm. The lecture will be on ethics and animals and global poverty and effective altruism.

Tickets for this event are priced at €14 for paid members, students and senior citizens and €28 for non-members and others. These tickets can also be booked and paid from https://www.philosophysharing.org/event-details/annual-philosophy-lecture-2022

A free coffee break with pastries is included with the price of the ticket.

Further details can be obtained from www.philosophysharing.org or by sending an email on: [email protected]

 


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