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Peter Singer

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Peter Albert David Singer (born 6 July 1946) is an Australian moral philosopher and the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He specialises in applied ethics, approaching the subject from a secular, utilitarian perspective. He wrote the book Animal Liberation (1975), in which he argues for vegetarianism, and the essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", which favours donating to help the global poor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Singer has received more than 2,709,997 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia. Peter Singer is the 334th most popular philosopher (up from 336th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Australia (up from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Philosopher.

Peter Singer is most famous for his book Animal Liberation, which argues that the interests of animals should be considered equal to those of humans.

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Among philosophers, Peter Singer ranks 334 out of 1,081Before him are Henri Lefebvre, Mazdak, Ramanuja, Crates of Thebes, Timon of Phlius, and Otto Neurath. After him are Bruno Latour, Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Hwang Jini, Francisco de Vitoria, Antoine Arnauld, and Juan Luis Vives.

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Among people born in 1946, Peter Singer ranks 70Before him are Thongloun Sisoulith, Howard Shore, Jean Todt, Daniel Libeskind, Ed O'Neill, and John Woo. After him are Tim Curry, Edita Gruberová, Julian Barnes, Tansu Çiller, Laura Bush, and Philip Pullman.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Peter Singer ranks 18 out of 925Before him are Hugh Jackman (1968), Jack Brabham (1926), Paul Hogan (1939), Julian Assange (1971), Steve Irwin (1962), and Colleen McCullough (1937). After him are Lionel Logue (1880), Margaret Court (1942), Tamam Shud case (1903), John Eccles (1903), Elizabeth Blackburn (1948), and V. Gordon Childe (1892).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In Australia

Among philosophers born in Australia, Peter Singer ranks 1After him are Samuel Alexander (1859), J. L. Mackie (1917), David Chalmers (1966), and David Malet Armstrong (1926).

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