758: Peter Singer, part 2: A philosopher approaches sustainability

June 5, 2024 by Joshua
in Podcast

I started by sharing my experience giving after reading Peter’s book The Life You Can Save. I confess I only read it after our first conversation, but loved it. I feared reading a book by an academic philosopher arguing a point would be dry and boring. Instead it led me to donate to causes. Then, even though I didn’t donate for recognition or personal benefit, the organizations I donated to contacted me with gratitude, connected to me, and one even invited me to its annual dinner.

Then we talk more about flying, following up our last conversation. From Peter’s perspective, I view flying too black-and-white, not considering someone’s reason for flying or what benefit it might provide. I don’t challenge that perspective. I’m just looking to learn from my guest. My book treats that perspective.

Then I share my new take on his drowning child analogy as it relates to sustainability.

Other topics too, but we close with our mutual appreciation for calm conversation and democracy, both lacking these days.

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