Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

The Ethics of Giving - Public Lecture


17 July 2003 at 1:07 pm
Staff Reporter
The Asian-Pacific Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment is hosting a public lecture by one of the world’s best known living philosophers, Professor Peter Singer.

Staff Reporter | 17 July 2003 at 1:07 pm


0 Comments


 Print
The Ethics of Giving - Public Lecture
17 July 2003 at 1:07 pm

To mark the start of the Swinburne Graduate Course in Philanthropy and Social Investment,
Born and raised in Melbourne, Singer now works at Princeton University in the US. His views on animal liberation, human life and death and other ethical dilemmas have raise great controversy over the years.

In a recent book by Denis Tracey called Giving It Away: In Praise of Philanthropy, Singer is quoted as saying that if we are to change the culture of Australia, we need to challenge the idea that you can live a morally decent life by just looking after your own family and not actually causing harm to others.

Singer says there’s a need to develop a sense that, if we have abundance, we are actually doing wrong if we don’t share it.

He says part of the job is to show people how easy it really is to make a difference, but the harder question is with whom?

He says we have an urge to share with our children and close kin as well as people in need.

However he says problems arise when the sharing involves strangers, people who are neither kin, nor likely to reciprocate.

Professor Peter Singer will present his views on The Ethics of Giving on Tuesday 22nd July, 2003 at the State Library of Victoria, Swanston Street, Melbourne (entry in la Trobe Street, Door 3) at 6.0pm.

Swinburne is offering a special discount rate for readers of Pro Bono Australia of $49 including GST. The normal rate is $65 including GST.

Bookings are essential. If you would like a registration form just send us an email to corpnews@probonoaustralia.com.au.



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

Virtual Congress - CPA Australia

Tags : Events,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Government pledges to make NDIS more accessible for Indigenous communities

Luke Michael

Friday, 30th October 2020 at 4:55 pm

UK issues sex ban for aid workers

Luke Michael

Friday, 30th October 2020 at 4:40 pm

How to nail a job interview when you’re out of practice

Maggie Coggan

Friday, 30th October 2020 at 2:01 pm

Charity workers – the heart of future Australia

David Crosbie

Thursday, 29th October 2020 at 8:35 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×