Peter Singer

Peter Albert David Singer (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian philosopher, currently a professor of philosophy at Princeton University and at the University of Melbourne.University. Singer is generally regarded as one the most influential living philosophers, and has been a key figure behind both the animal welfare and the effective altruism movements.

Galef, Julia (2013) Being a utilitarian in the real world (Peter Singer), Rationally Speaking, November 24.

Singer is the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize, sometimes described as "the Nobel Prize for philosophy". The committee praised Singer for reinvigorating utilitarianism both within academia and as a force in the world (Schuessler 2021).world.[1] Singer announced that he would donate half of the $1 million prize to The Life You Can Save, with the remainder split in a roughly 2:1 ratio between organizations recommended by Animal Charity Evaluators chosen by Singer and organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save chosen by the public on a vote to be held in late 2021 (Singer 2021).2021.[2]

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Schuessler, Jennifer (2021)Righetti, Luca & Moorhouse, Fin (2020) Peter Singer Wins $1 Million Berggruen Prizeon Speciesism, Lockdown Ethics, and Controversial Ideas, The New York TimesHear This Idea, September 7.December 6.

Singer, Peter (2021) How to give away a million dollars, Project Syndicate, September 7.

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    Schuessler, Jennifer (2021) Peter Singer Wins $1 Million Berggruen Prize, The New York Times, September 7.

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    Singer, Peter (2021) How to give away a million dollars, Project Syndicate, September 7.

Singer is the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize, sometimes described as "the Nobel Prize for philosophy". The committee praised Singer for reinvigorating utilitarianism both within academia and as a force in the world (Schuessler 2021). Singer announced that he would donate half of the $1 million prize to The Life You Can Save, with the remainder split in a roughly 2:1 ratio between organizations recommended by Animal Charity Evaluators chosen by Singer and organizations recommended by The Life You Can Save chosen by the public on a vote to be held in late 2021 (Singer 2021).

Singer, Peter (2021) How to give away a million dollars, Project Syndicate, September 7.

Schuessler, Jennifer (2021) Peter Singer Wins $1 Million Berggruen Prize, The New York Times, September 7.

Singer is the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize, sometimes described as "the Nobel Prize for philosophy". The committee praised Singer for reinvigorating utilitarianism both within academia and as a force in the world (Schuessler 2021). Singer announced he would donate half of the $1 million prize to The Life You Can Save.

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Schultz, Bart (2013) Peter Singer, in James E. Crimmins (ed.) The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 509–514.

Wiblin, Robert, Arden Koehler & Keiran Harris (2019) Peter Singer on being provocative, EA, how his moral views have changed, & rescuing children drowning in ponds, 80,000 Hours, December 5.

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demandingness of morality | farmed animal welfare | global poverty | The Life You Can Save. Non-profit organization founded by Singer.

| The Life You Can Save: Download the bookActing Now to End World Poverty. Free download of the updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Singer's book The Life You Can Save.

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