Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

The Limits of Morality?

Singer PosterThursday 26th January 7.30pm

Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown, Bournemouth. BH9 1TW

An introduction to the radical ethical philosophy of Peter Singer, led by David Warden and Matt Coussell.

Philosopher Peter Singer helped launch the worldwide animal rights movement, and has also done significant work towards soliciting vastly more aid for the world's poor.

But is he justified in suggesting we are morally obliged to sacrifice many of our modern pleasures to reduce suffering?*

Are there limits to the demands that morality can make on us?

Come and join us for what promises to be a lively evening, as we investigate, debate and discuss Peter Singer’s challenging morality.

Everyone welcome!

Free entry (donations appreciated)

*If you’d like to get acquainted with Peter's views on our moral obligations to those in   poverty, prior to this meeting, have a look at his short paper entitled, ‘Famine, Affluence and Morality’: http://homepages.wmich.edu/~bjr7864/Singer_famine.pdf 

Singer 4These ideas are developed more fully in his recent book, 'The Life You Can Save’ which has a corresponding website here:  http://www.thelifeyoucansave.com/

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