#88: A (New) Darwinian Left – Peter Singer (Live In Melbourne)

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#88: A (New) Darwinian Left – Peter Singer (Live In Melbourne)

Peter Singer is the world’s most influential living philosopher.

Show notes

Selected links

  • ‘The Dos and Donts of Social Distancing’, The Atlantic article by Kaitlyn Tiffany
  • Endcoronavirus.org guidelines
  • Follow Peter: Website | Twitter
  • The Life You Can Save, by Peter Singer
  • ‘The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?’, The Spectator article by Niall Ferguson
  • ‘High Tide? Populism in Power, 1990-2020’, report by the Tony Blair Institute For Global Change
  • ‘Going to Extremes: Politics after Financial Crises, 1870-2014’, paper by Manuel Funke, Moritz Schularick, and Christoph Trebesch
  • A Darwinian Left, by Peter Singer
  • ‘The end of left and right’, 2005 The Spectator article by Andrew Kenny
  • The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
  • ‘Reintroducing group selection to the human behavioral sciences’, 1994 paper by David Sloan Wilson and Elliott Sober
  • The Descent of Man, by Charles Darwin

Topics discussed

  • Is the left in retreat around the Anglosphere? 14:42
  • What does “the left” even mean? 18:32
  • How can the left be more Darwinian? 22:40
  • Selfish gene theory vs group selection. 29:09
  • Have the New Atheists outlived their usefulness? 43:15