Peter Singer

I am a professor of bioethics, with a background in philosophy. I work mostly in practical ethics, and am best known for Animal Liberation and for my writings about global poverty.

photo courtesy of Leif Tuxen

Recently Published


Marx: A Very Short Introduction, 3rd edition, revised, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018,


Ethics in the Real World, Russian translation, Sindbad, Moscow, 2018

The Most Good You Can Do, French translation, L'altruisme efficaceLes Arènes, Paris, 2018,

The Life You Can SaveRussian translation, Need Help Foundation, Moscow, 2018,

Animal Liberation, Chinese translation, Hu 'an Publication, Beijing, 2018,

A Darwinian Left, German translation, Linke, hört die Signale! Reclam, 2018.

Utilitarianism: A Very Short Introduction. Japanese translation, Iwanami Shoten, Tokyo, 2018 (co-author with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek)


“Who Needs More White Saviors?” Project Syndicate, April 2019

Conspicuous Consumption” (A contribution to a series on “What do we do now that will be considered unthinkable in 50 years?”) Vox, April 3, 2019  

“Foreword” to Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change, edited by Kathrin Hermann and Kimberley Jayne, Brill Open Access, Leiden, 2019, pp.xi-xiii

"Beyond the Traditional FamilyProject Syndicate March 2019 (co-authored with Agata Sagan)

Dirty Money and Tainted PhilanthropyProject Syndicate, February 2019

An ethical pathway for gene editingBioethics, vol. 33 (2) February 2019, pp.221-2 (co-authored with Julian Savulescu) 



The Liffman Lecture 2019, Tuesday 7 May 2019, 6pm – 8.15pm, Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall, 90-130 Swanston St, Melbourne 3000. More Details.

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