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Lecture by Dr. Peter Singer: "The Ethics of What We Eat"

Dinner at Bambu (6pm) followed by a lecture by Dr. Peter Singer at UT Dallas (7:30pm).

From the UT Dallas website:

"Thursday, November 14, 7:30 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: Free
Season:[masked]

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."

Please let us know whether you'll join us for dinner in your RSVP.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just FYI, there is a course on Practical Ethics by Peter Singer on Coursera. It just started on March 1st. If you're not familiar with Coursera, it is free. Here is the link if you are interested:

    https://www.coursera.org/course/practicalethics

    March 4, 2014

  • Clare M.

    I had to drop my niece off downtown (I live in Wylie.) I did my best to make it to dinner, but traffic was horrible. I wanted to say hi, but I had no idea where anyone was sitting. I really liked the lecture especially the Q&A's.

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the lecture, though I didn't learn anything new. I personally am a conscientious omnivore. If anyone is interested in local grass fed beef and pastured pork and chicken, I've been getting my meat and eggs from Rehoboth Ranch in Greenville for about 7 years. I had a personal tour of the whole place from the man that owns it (Robert Hutchins) and it's about as good as you can get, I think. There are others around too, of course, but I actually toured this one way back when. Here is the website if you want to check it out:

    http://www.rehobothranch.com/

    November 14, 2013

  • Clare M.

    Where are u guys sitting?

    November 14, 2013

    • Amanda S.

      Lecture hall is full and they're moving folks to overflow seating

      November 14, 2013

  • Tammy

    Justin and I are running a few minutes late. If you get there for dinner before us, we don't have a table reserved, so feel free to grab one. Just update here if you do. Thanks.

    November 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a table. Se you in a bit

      November 14, 2013

    • Tammy

      We have one too.

      November 14, 2013

  • Tammy

    We're here, table by the wall near the bar sort of under the TV.

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody coming to the restaurant?

    November 14, 2013

  • Jeff E.

    Won't make it to dinner before, but will try to make the lecture.

    November 14, 2013

  • Neil E.

    Just going to the lecture.

    November 13, 2013

  • Clare M.

    Not sure I can make it to dinner on time, but I should be at the lecture.

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait! I have been a fan of his for years!

    November 10, 2013

  • Matthew T.

    This man ultimately advocates the complete holocaust of our domestic livestock. If we don't eat them we don't keep them, and they go away. He argues vague touchy-feely philosopgy, I supply stoic economic basics. If you want to save the rhinos make them a managed food stock.

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably just attend the lecture.

    November 2, 2013

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