Friday 23 March, 19:30

Speciesism and the moral consideration of animals

The mafia principle demands absolute solidarity and devotion and even willingness for sacrifice by the group itself, combined with a total disdain and lack of consideration towards other groups.


The mafia principle, applied to race, leads to racism; applied to the nation, leads to nationalism; and applied to the species, leads to speciesism. Moral anthropocentrism is the speciesism of the human race, which combines noble sentiments towards our peers with an abject lack of respect and moral consideration towards other creatures.

Peter Singer, one of the most influential authors in the Bioethics field, talks via videoconference with Jesús Mosterín, chair professor of logic and philosophy of science and Honorary President of Proyecto Gran Simio (Great Ape Project).

Marta Tafalla
Jesús Mosterín, Peter Singer
Emerging Culture
Space at the CCCB

General information

Space at the CCCB


Place: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona (SPAIN). Ph. +34.933.064.100. http://www.cccb.org/now/ang

Date: From 22 to 24 March 2007

Opening times of the space:
22 March, opened from 5.00 p.m .to 9.30 p.m.
23 and 24 March, opened from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Free admission to all activities
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