Peter Singer (philosopher)

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Peter Singer wiki was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946: "an Australian-born professor of philosophy at Princeton University, [well-known] for his defence of animal rights and harsh stand on some forms of human disability...." [1] His web site is

"He co-founded The Great Ape Project with Paola Cavalieri... In 2005 Time named him one of the world's 100 most influential people."


According to the Princeton Weekly Bulletin, December 7, 1998: [2]

Upon the "appointment of Professor Peter Singer, who will join our faculty next fall as the DeCamp Professor in the University Center for Human Values ... There is no question about Professor Singer's eminence in the field of bioethics. He began his career at Oxford University, was appointed to a professorship at his home university (Monash) in Australia at the age of 30, has served as president of the International Association of Bioethics and as editor of its official journal (Bioethics), and won the National Book Council of Australia's prize for the best non-fiction book published in Australia in 1994 for his Rethinking Life and Death. His books, including Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, have been translated into 15 languages and have been widely taught in ethics classes throughout Europe and the United States, including here at Princeton. He is a gifted teacher whose clarity and originality have made ethical issues come alive to a broad intellectual audience."

Read the remainder of this article regarding the controversy surrounding Singer's appointment, as well as "Statement on the Hiring of Peter Singer" by Princeton Students Against Infanticide (PSAI).


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  1. RSPCA Our patrons and vice-presidents, organizational web page, accessed April 21, 2012.
  2. About, Health Impact Fund, accessed February 16, 2010.
  3. People, Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy, accessed June 13, 2010.
  4. Faculty, University Center for Human Values, accessed January 27, 2011.