A History of Ideas: The Life You Can Save

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A History of Ideas: The Life You Can Save

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Harry Shearer on the Life You can Save

Ray Laurence

In this action packed animation, lives are saved and expensive shoes ruined to answer the question: Is there an important difference between someone drowning in front of you and someone dying in a far off land? Drawing on the thinking of the Philosopher Peter Singer, we get an insight into whether proximity has any bearing on ethical problems.

Want to hear more on this topic?

Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Lawyer Harry Potter on Morality and the Law.

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