Peter Singer Quotes

We are responsible not only for what we do but also for what we could have prevented.




Peter Singer, Australian Philosopher, Writings on an Ethical Life, 2000

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Peter Singer
Peter Singer
  • Born: July 6, 1946
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Philosopher

Peter Albert David Singer, AC is an Australian moral philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, utilitarian perspective. He is known in particular for his book Animal Liberation (1975), in which he argues in favour of veganism, and his essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", in which he argues in favour of donating to help the global poor. For most of his career, he was a preference utilitarian, but he stated in The Point of View of the Universe (2014), coauthored with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, that he had become a hedonistic utilitarian.