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Peter Albert David Singer AC (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate...

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  • Philosophers still vital to our high-tech world

      News Source: Japan Times | 1 day ago
    Last year a report from Harvard University set off alarm bells because it showed that the proportion of bachelor degree graduates in the United States who had majored in the humanities fell from 14 percent to 7 percent. Even elite universities like
  • Bee Wilson: How much meat is too much?

      News Source: London Review of Books | 1 month ago
    Planet Carnivore by Alex Renton Guardian, 78 pp, £1.99, August 2013 Vegetarians, we say, are self-righteous and humourless; or fussy and weird; or like Hitler; we say that their diet makes them anaemic; that having to cater for them ruins every
  • Singer translates cybersecurity to English

      News Source: Stute | 2 months ago
    Singer translates cybersecurity to English In this century, it is hard to grasp even the simplest of tasks without the help of our cell phones, laptops, and touch-pads. We live in a generation where the internet and the online world are of vital
  • Humane treatment of animals

      News Source: Arab News | 4 months ago
    The compassion and mercy of Islam not only encompasses humanity, but also extends to all creatures in the world. God, the Creator of human beings and animals, has made animals subservient to us. We depend on animals for the food we eat and the milk
  • 80,000 Hours to Give Well

      News Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | 4 months ago
    Commentary There's a hot new movement of ripple-makers calling themselves effective altruists and gaining attention from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, TED, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. The Stanford Social Innovation
  • ​Experts Gather at Yale to Discuss Whether Animals Are People

      News Source: io9 | 4 months ago
    Energized by the NhRP's recent initiative to have captive chimpanzees legally recognized as persons and not property , the event brought together legal experts, scientists, philosophers, and futurists from around the world...Called Personhood Beyond
  • ​Peter Singer and David Brin to speak at animal personhood conference

      News Source: io9 | 5 months ago
    The final list of speakers has been announced for Personhood Beyond the Human , a conference devoted to the issue of granting human-like legal protections to a select group of highly sapient nonhuman animals. The idea that some animals should be
  • The shutdown Good Samaritans

      News Source: BBC | 6 months ago
    His wasn't the only act of altruism to emerge from the wreckage of the partial shutdown. On the same day, the military charity Fisher House announced that it would pay more than $500,000 (£313,000) to cover the death benefits denied to five bereaved

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