The Expanding Circle of Empathy
The Expanding Circle is an idea (and book) by ethical philosopher Peter Singer. It's an imaginary circle that includes all of the people (or creatures) that you care about. Do you believe in the circle of empathy and that it is expanding over time? Who deserves to be included in our circle - neighbours, foreigners, immigrants, refugees, criminals, animals? Is Singer correct that better logical reasoning leads to more caring and empathy?