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and Animals
Thursday, 23 April 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lecture Theatre 3, G/F (Venue has changed)
Yasumoto International Academic Park
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(University Station Exit D)
Professor Peter Singer
Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics
University Center for Human Values
Princeton University
It is rare that philosophical ideas can change the world. Yet Peter Singer, Ira W.
DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton, has changed the world via his ideas and
actions. Widely recognized to be “the world’s most influential living philosopher,”
Singer has authored 33 books. His books, Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics have
been translated into 32 and 23 languages respectively. His ideas have made
formative contribution to the animal liberation movement. He has written influential
works in bioethics (including abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, and surrogacy), on
vegetarianism, world poverty, effective altruism, climate change, as well as more
theoretical topics, such as Darwinianism, utilitarianism, intuitionism and meta-ethics.
Singer was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in
the world, and Animal Liberation (1975) has been included in Time Magazine’s recent
list of 100 Best Nonfiction Books published since 1923. Singer was ranked third on the
Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute list of "Global Thought Leaders 2013."
All are welcome
Professor Peter Singer's current visit to Hong Kong is hosted by the University of Hong Kong.
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Revised as of 21 April 2015