About Peter Singer
Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University, and laureate professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE), University of Melbourne. His website is here. His books include The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty (Random House, 2009), Animal Liberation (1975; HarperCollins, 2001), Practical Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2nd edition, 1993), Ethics (Oxford University Press, 1994), Writings on an Ethical Life (HarperCollins, 2001), One World: The Ethics of Globalization (Yale University Press, 2002), and Pushing Time Away (HarperCollins, 2003)
Articles by Peter Singer
Imagine you come across a small child who has fallen into a pond and is in danger of drowning. You know that you can easily and safely rescue him, but you are wearing an expensive pair of shoes that will be ruined if you do. We all think it would be seriously wrong to walk on past the pond, leaving the child to drown, because you don't want to have to buy a new pair of shoes - in fact, most people think that would be monstrous.