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Durham University

University College


Durham Castle Lecture - Professor Peter Singer

3rd June 2019, 20:00 to 21:30, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Too Many People? Ethics and Population in the 21st Century

We should break the taboo and discuss population growth if we want to do something about famines or climate change, according to the influential Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer. These discussions should extend to considering what actions are ethically permissible for governments and non-profit organizations to take to limit growth. Come and learn what Peter Singer’s ideas for limiting population growth imply.


Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, Ethics in the Real World and most recently: Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction, co-authored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek. He is the founder of the anti-poverty organisation The Life You Can Save.

This lecture is free and open to all. No reservations are required. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 7.30pm.

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