Peter Singer

Philosopher / Professor / Writer / Politician | * 07/06/1946 (75) | Melbourne, Florida (United States of America (USA))
Peter Albert David Singer (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher, currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. 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. On two occasions, Singer served as chair of the philosophy department at Monash University, where he founded its Centre for Human Bioethics. In 1996 he stood unsuccessfully as a Greens candidate for the Australian Senate. In 2004 Singer was recognised as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. In 2005, The Sydney Morning Herald placed him among Australia's ten most influential public intellectuals. Singer is a cofounder of Animals Australia and the founder of The Life You Can Save. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Peter Singer

Ethics Prize of The Giordano Bruno Stiftung Emperor Has No Clothes Award Order of Australia Companion of The Order of Australia

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Movies with Peter Singer as Actor(7)

as himself2017 Empathy
as Himself - Professor of Bioethics2013 Live and let Live
as himself2008 Examined Life
as Himself - Philosopher, Activist1998 A Cow at My Table

TV Shows/Series with Peter Singer as Actor(2)

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Citizenship: Australia
Born: Saturday, 07/06 1946 (July) in Melbourne, Florida (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 75 years + 82 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN), Australian English
Educated at: University College, Oxford, University of Melbourne, Scotch College
Employer: Princeton University, New York University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University College, Oxford, La Trobe University
Other names for Peter Singer (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Peter Albert David Singer"
Peter Singer frequently works together with these people:
Stephen Colbert (4x, Actor)
Ed Antoja (4x, Crew)
Jennifer Abbott (4x, Crew)
Paul Dinello (3x, Actor)
Astra Taylor (3x, Crew)
Marc Pierschel (3x, Crew)
Tom Regan (2x, Cast)
Melanie Joy (2x, Actress)
Michael McIntyre (2x, Crew)
Chris Paine (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:102594, Added: 06/21/2018, Last updated: 09/25/2021