Provocative essays on real-world ethical questions from the world's most influential and controversial philosopher.
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Life You Can Save and The Most Good You Can Do. Singer was born in Australia. He divides his time between New York City and Melbourne.
'Peter Singer's status as a man of principles and towering intellect-a philosopher extraordinaire, if you will-is unrivalled in Australia.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Peter Singer is a public intellectual par excellence.' Monthly 'Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential.' New Yorker 'Lucidly conceived and written, the brief essays in Ethics in the Real World attest to Singer's enduring facility for wise, clear-headed enquiry into some of the most pressing issues we face. It is not a manifesto for utilitarianism, but a convincing case for philosophy's continued engagement with ethical questions that matter in the real world.' Australian Book Review 'I'd recommend Ethics in the Real World for reading at relaxed weekend breakfasts...These pieces are beaut conversation starters about topics of interest to everyone' ANZ LitLovers