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Peter Singer

Peter Singer

Philosopher & Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He specializes in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, preference utilitarian perspective. Professor Singer is well-known for his book, Animal Liberation, a canonical text in animal rights/liberation theory. From 2005 on, Professor Singer has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.


More About Peter Singer

Rationing health care means getting value for the billions we are spending by setting limits on which treatments should be paid for from the public purse.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Economist's interview with Singer.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

If beings are capable of making choices, we should, other things being equal, allow them to decide whether or not their lives are worth living.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Peter Singer answers questions on the ethics of euthanasia in this panel discussion held in Australia.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Why, when it comes to dying, do democratic institutions so often fail to translate what people want into legislation?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

In this conversation with D.J. Grothe, Peter Singer explores how controversial or compatible his views are with religious thought and in what sense his ethics is informed by a naturalistic or Darwinian understanding of the origins of life.

Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, December 31, 1969