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.
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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.
The Economist's interview with Singer.
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.
Peter Singer answers questions on the ethics of euthanasia in this panel discussion held in Australia.
Why, when it comes to dying, do democratic institutions so often fail to translate what people want into legislation?
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.