Opinions and musings on religion, philosophy, science, politics, and life from a conservative Catholic neurosurgeon.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Wesley J. Smith on Peter Singer on Utilitarianism and the death penalty
My hero Wesley J. Smith has some thoughts on Peter Singer's utilitarian approach to capital punishment. Singer's ethics are execrable, a jumbled mess so detached and methodical as to suggest mental illness. Singer's ethics is a cold clinical sifting applied to issues that transcend calculation. That's true of utilitarianism in general, but especially so of Singer.