Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University Center for Human Values
Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University. Since 1999 he has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. From 2005, he has also held the part-time position of Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, in the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.
Singer first became well known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. He has written, co-authored, edited, or co-edited more than 40 other books, including Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, How Are We to Live?, Rethinking Life and Death, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), and most recently The Life You Can Save. His works have appeared in more than 20 languages.
Singer is also the author of the major article on ethics in the current edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. In 2005, Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and readers of Prospect and Foreign Policy voted him one of the 100 leading public intellectuals in the world in 2008.
- ETHICS MATTER: A Conversation with Peter Singer (Audio)
- Moral Progress through Animal Welfare (Commentary)
- WikiLeaks and the Possibility of Open Diplomacy (Innovations)
- Too Much Transparency? (Briefings)
- Haiti and the Rules of Generosity (Commentary)
- How to Keep a New Year's Resolution (Briefings)
- Stand Up for Planetary Justice on October 24 (Commentary)
- The Life You Can Save (Videos)
- Holding Charities Accountable (Commentary)
- Hypocrisy on the High Seas? (Commentary)
- Why Vote? (Innovations)
- A Fair Deal on Climate Change (Commentary)
- No Smile Limit (Commentary)
- Global Responsibilities: How Can Multinational Corporations Deliver on Human Rights? (Policy Library)
- Global Responsibilities: How Multinational Corporations Can Deliver on Human Rights (Audio)
Last Updated: Sep 21, 2011