March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

We reviewed the first part of the day. Bentham and utilitarianism

Utilitarianism dilemmas in The Ethical Assassin

Liss brings up the issue of "disposal of shit" using a pig farm as an example. This is concept is similar to a city or more precise a sky scraper. In the book Jim Doe uses this to cover the smell of his meth lab.

Don't remember how we got on this topic- poverty isnt necessarily have no food. It is malnutrition, not having the right food.

Most of the class we discussed the book which would be better talked about in the reading notes.

Singer- voluntarily redistributing wealth
-utilitarians are usually liberal

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