Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University as well as Laureate Professor in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
He is the co-founder of The Life You Can Save, a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas about why we should be doing much more to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty.
Interviews with Peter Singer
Interviews where books by Peter Singer were recommended
Should you feel responsible for helping the world become better? And if so, how should you use your time, money, and career to have the biggest possible impact? These are the questions addressed by the effective altruism movement. One of its leading figures, Will MacAskill, recommends the best books to answer them.
Given the choice between allowing five people to die, and killing one person, what would you do? What is the utilitarian argument for vegetarianism? Should we be able to sell our kidneys? The philosopher suggests some answers and picks the best books on ‘ethical problems.’
At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails
by Sarah Bakewell
Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
by Peter Singer
The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy
by Anthony Gottlieb
Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, and Justice
by Martha Nussbaum
The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything
by Christine Gross-Loh & Michael Puett
Philosophy raises fundamental questions about the world around us and how we should live our lives. Fortunately, a range of popular books now available mean you too can grapple with some of these issues. Philosopher and author Nigel Warburton picks his favourite philosophy books of 2016.