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Peter Singer

Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University

Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. His books include 'Animal Liberation', 'Practical Ethics', 'The Point of View of the Universe' (with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek), and, most recently, 'The Most Good You Can Do'.

Peter Singer
15 Nov 2018

Stop buying Saudi oil

Khashoggi's murder should open our eyes to the Saudis' other murderous activities, using the money we pay for oil to indoctrinate in fundamentalist Islam.

15 Nov 2018 3
Stop buying Saudi oil
7 Jun 2017

Unfair to America?

Mr Trump's claim that the Paris climate agreement was unfair to the US does not withstand scrutiny when actually the US got off very lightly.

7 Jun 2017 1
Unfair to America?
10 Apr 2017

Boycott the US

If the US uses the cheapest available fuels to produce energy, it is giving its companies an unfair advantage over those making an effort to reduce emissions.

10 Apr 2017 3
Boycott the US
14 Aug 2015

Pioneer's fallacies still relevant now

In 1809, Jeremy Bentham, the founder of utilitarianism, set to work on The Book of Fallacies. His goal was to expose the fallacious arguments used to block reforms like the abolition of "rotten boroughs" -- electorates with so few electors that a powerful lord or landowner could effectively select the member of parliament, while newer cities like Manchester remained unrepresented.

14 Aug 2015
23 Jul 2015

Stopping needless animal abuse

In May, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical, Laudato Si, or "Praise Be". He chose his papal name, he explains in the text, because he considers St Francis of Assisi to be "the example par excellence of care for the vulnerable and of an integral ecology lived out joyfully and authentically". His namesake showed that concern for nature is inseparable from justice for the poor, social commitment and peace within oneself.

23 Jul 2015