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About Professor Peter Singer

Professor Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash University. Since 1999 he has been Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Singer first became well known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. Since then he has written many other books, including Practical Ethics; The Expanding Circle; How Are We to Live?; The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason); The Point of View of the Universe (with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek); The Most Good You Can Do; and Ethics in the Real World.  

Singer founded the non-profit organization The Life You Can Save, named after his book of the same name, to recommend the most effective charities helping people in extreme poverty.  An updated version of The Life You Can Save is available free from the organization’s website,