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


The Most Good You Can Do, French translation, entitled L'altruisme efficace, Les Arènes, Paris, 2018,

The Life You Can SaveRussian translation, Moscow, 2018,

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

Books in translation: Animal Liberation,  Chinese translation, Hu 'an Publication, Beijing, 2018,

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



"Choosing the Best Students," Project Syndicate, October 2018.

"Philosophy, Controversy, and Freedom of Speech," in Douglas Downs and Chris Suprenant, eds.,The Value of Academic Speech, Routledge, New York, 2018, pp.21-30.

Talking about overpopulation is still taboo. That has to change’, The Washington Post, June 18, 2018 (with Frances Kissling and Jotham Musinguzi) 



‘Using Technology to Reduce Suffering,’ Envision Conference, Princeton University, November 30, 2018

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