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'If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it'.

Peter Singer is undoubtedly one of the world's foremost public philosophers and the most prominent figure in contemporary ethics. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University where he specialises in applied ethics from a secular, utilitarian perspective. Singer has authored or co-authored over 30 books, his most recent being Why Vegan? which argues that human tyranny over animals is a wrong comparable to racism and sexism.

'Peter Singer might well be the most important philosopher alive'. - Paul Bloom

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