The Committee of the Philosophy Sharing Foundation would like to make a special pre-event announcement regarding the annual philosophy lecture for 2020. This will be delivered by the internationally renowned philosopher and Professor of Bioethics Peter Singer on 20 April 2020 at the Grand Hotel Excelsior.
Do save the date as it will truly be a one-time opportunity in your life to meet one of the greatest philosophers of all times.
The themes of his talk will consist of two parts: the first on ethics and animals and the second on global poverty and effective altruism.
Professor Peter Singer was born in Melbourne Australia in 1946. Since 1999, he has been Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. In 2005, he was appointed Laureate professor at the University of Melbourne. He divides his time between Melbourne and New York.
In 2005, Time Magazine named Prof. Peter Singer as one of its most influential people. He became internationally well known after the publication of 'Animal Liberation' in 1975, which sparked the animal rights movement. His other prolific writings and publications on practical ethics and morality have challenged our most closely held beliefs on the sanctity of human life and the moral obligations of citizens of affluent nations towards those living in the poorest countries of the world.
Following the publication of the first edition of The Life You Can Save in 2009, Peter Singer founded an organisation bearing the same name to help alleviate suffering and poverty in low-income countries. By recommending highly effective charities on the life you can save website, his organisation aims to make it easy for people to ensure that their donation is used well. In November 2019 , Peter Singer republished the tenth anniversary edition of the Life you Can Save. It can be downloaded for free on the internet.