Ep. 116 ‘Journal of Controversial Ideas’ with Prof. Peter Singer

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Princeton Professor Peter Singer has been called “the world’s most influential living philosopher.” But he may be as controversial as he is influential.

It’s perhaps fitting then that he is a founding editor of a new academic publication called the Journal of Controversial Ideas. The journal claims to be the world’s “first open access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal specifically created to promote free inquiry on controversial topics.”

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we are joined by Professor Singer to discuss the journal, academic freedom, and his own personal brushes with controversy.

A transcript of this episode can be found at this link.

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