“It is a mistake to assume that the law should always enforce morality.”
Peter Singer is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary ethics. He is an Australian moral philosopher and the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He rose to prominence with his seminal book Animal Liberation, which was updated in 2023 and re-published as Animal Liberation Now to address the most pressing concerns of today’s environmental movement.
In addition to animal ethics, Peter’s writing covers topics including the responsibilities of first world citizens in the form of altruism, affluence and morality, as well as ethical question around abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide. Singer is also the founder of the Centre for Human Bioethics, at Monash University. He has been recognised with numerous accolades, including the Berggruen Prize and, most recently, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards.
A “hero among heroes of the world” – Jennifer Skiff