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Peter Singer's Profile

Brief about Peter Singer: By info that we know Peter Singer was born at 1946-07-06. And also Peter Singer is Australian Philosopher.

Some Peter Singer's quotes. Goto "Peter Singer's quotation" section for more.

If we all think only of our own interests, we are headed for collective disaster - just look at what we are doing to our planet's climate.

Tags: Disaster, Interests, Planet

If we can put a man on the moon and sequence the human genome, we should be able to devise something close to a universal digital public library.

Tags: Able, Human, Put

In most of the world, it is accepted that if animals are to be killed for food, they should be killed without suffering.

Tags: Accepted, Food, Suffering

Knowledge is generally considered a good thing; so, presumably, knowing more about how the U.S. thinks and operates around the world is also good.

Tags: Good, Knowing, Knowledge

There is no humane slaughter requirement for wild fish caught and killed at sea, nor, in most places, for farmed fish.

Tags: Fish, Nor, Sea

Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years.

Tags: Home, Three, Together

I am not saying that factory farming is the same as the Holocaust or the slave trade, but it's clear that there is an immense amount of suffering in it, and just as we think that the Nazis were wrong to ignore the suffering of their victims, so we are wrong to ignore the sufferings of our victims.

Tags: Ignore, Saying, Suffering

I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun.

Tags: Book, Lie, Writing

I would like us to think about it more explicitly, and not take our intuitions as the given of ethics, but rather to reflect on it, and be more open about the fact that something is an ethical issues and think what we ought to do about it.

Tags: Ethics, Fact, Rather

I'm not overly alarmist about it, but I do think there are some worrying signs, like the growing accumulation of wealth by a very small proportion of the population, plus elections in the US are much more dominated by money than anywhere else calling itself a democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Money, Small

If governments did not mislead their citizens so often, there would be less need for secrecy, and if leaders knew they could not rely on keeping the public in the dark about what they are doing, they would have a powerful incentive to behave better.

Tags: Dark, Often, Powerful

If you go back in time you'll find tribes that were essentially only concerned with their own tribal members. If you were a member of another tribe, you could be killed with impunity.

Tags: Another, Concerned, Time

If you're buying animal products and can go to the farm and actually see how the animals are looked after, yes, that's an important point. That's definitely the best way of assuring yourself that the animals are being well treated.

Tags: After, Best, Yourself

Interest in business ethics courses has surged, and student activities at leading business schools are more focused than ever before on making business serve long-term social values.

Tags: Business, Making, Social

My work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to lead us to hold better views on ethical issues.

Tags: Moral, Thinking, Work

What is faith? If you believe something because you have evidence for it, or rational argument, that is not faith. So faith seems to be believing something despite the absence of evidence or rational argument for it.

Tags: Believing, Faith, Seems

When fish experience something that would cause other animals physical pain, they behave in ways suggestive of pain, and the change in behaviour may last several hours.

Tags: Change, Experience, Pain

Animals, or at least those who are conscious and capable of suffering or enjoying their lives, are not things for us to use in whatever way we find convenient.

Tags: Lives, Suffering, Whatever

As we realize that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest.

Tags: Away, Interest, Realize

Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist.

Tags: Freedom, Good, Sense