Alex J. O’Connor
Alex J. O’Connor is founder of the Cosmic Skeptic YouTube channel, podcast and blog; platforms dedicated to the publication of philosophical ideas and debates in an accessible format. He is currently reading for a degree in philosophy and theology at St John’s College, Oxford University.
Alex is an impassioned animal rights advocate and religious critic, regularly discussing these topics on his online platforms. He has spoken at conferences internationally and has engaged in debates on ethics and philosophy.
In this episode we discuss:
- How Alex evaluates the ethics of food choices
- Moral vs. psychological reasoning
- Impact of Peter Singer's book on Alex
- Does "ethical" animal production still lead to suffering?
- Are there any reasonable reasons one could give for deciding to eat an omnivorous diet?
- Principle of least harm
- Does hunting of wild animals carry the same ethics with it?
- Why is milk and egg production a source of animal suffering?
Links & Resources
- #336: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 1) – Andrew Chignell, PhD
- #337: Ethics of Veganism & Omnivorism (Part 2) – Prof. Paul Thompson
- Alex's Website
- Cosmic Skeptic YouTube Channel
- Twitter: @CosmicSkeptic
- Instagram: @CosmicSkeptic
- Video: A Meat Eater's Case For Veganism
- Animal Liberation - Peter Singer
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