“What one generation finds ridiculous, the next accepts; and the third shudders when it looks back on what the first did.” Peter Singer
Peter Singer is undoubtedly one of the world's foremost public philosophers and the most prominent figure in contemporary ethics. Peter first garnered attention from the public with his book Animal Liberation, a key early writing in the 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 contemporary ethical questions around abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide. He is a founder of both the Animals Australia and The Life You Can Save, and has been a key figure in the Effective Altruism movement - an initiative that uses evidence and careful analysis to find the very best way for individuals to do good. He has received multiple accolades for his work including Australian Humanist of the Year and nomination as one of Australia's ten most influential public intellectuals.
“Singer is almost certainly the best-known and most widely read of all contemporary philosophers" Helga Kuhse