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Peter Singer recently appeared as a guest on the 80,000 Hours podcast. Singer is promoting the updated 10th Anniversary Edition of The Life You Can Save, which is available for download as a free e-book or audiobook. On the podcast, Singer discusses issues including:
- What does he think are the most plausible alternatives to consequentialism?
- Is it more humane to eat wild caught animals than farmed animals?
- The re-release of The Life You Can Save
- Whether it’s good to polarize people in favour and against your views
- His active opposition to the Vietnam war and conscription
- Should we make it easier for people to express unpopular opinions?
- His most and least strategic career decisions
- What does he think are the effective altruism community’s biggest mistakes?
- Population ethics and arguments for and against prioritising the long-term future
- What led to his changing his mind on significant questions in moral philosophy?
- What is at the heart of making moral mistakes?
- What should we do when we are morally uncertain?
- And more.