Peter Singer

Abolishing the age of consent

Jacqueline Laing | 07 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: age of consent, pedophilia, Peter Singer
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.

A beastly double standard

Clive Hamilton | 25 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bestiality, Peter Singer, same-sex marriage
An Australian Senator is reviled for a slippery slope argument while a philosopher is honoured for celebrating it.

Is Peter Singer a spokesman for the human condition?

Amin Abboud | 15 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, bioethics, Peter Singer
This week the Australian government conferred its highest civil honour upon a notorious philosopher.

Is “Yuck!” a good enough reason?

Zac Alstin | 24 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: bestiality, ethics, incest, Peter Singer, Yuck factor
Do taboos on incest and infanticide have a rational basis?

Same old, same old

Michael Cook | 10 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
The ageing rock star of ethics, Peter Singer, is still playing the same taboo-smashing tunes.

Being human is no big deal

Theron Bowers | 11 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, forum, human dignity, Peter Singer
Are human beings just a smarter species of animal or is there something transcendentally different about them?

A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

Bill Muehlenberg | 28 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Peter Singer
An American bioethics writer defends "human exceptionalism" against the sometimes sinister agenda of the animal liberation movement.

Darwin’s disciples today

Carson Holloway | 27 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Darwin, evolution, Peter Singer
Political theorists of all hues claim that Darwin gives scientific credibility to their own theories. One of these is Peter Singer.

Heil Herr Heidegger?

Richard Umbers | 11 November 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Julian Savulescu, Martin Heidegger, Peter Singer, philosophy
An attack on a flawed philosopher shows the deficiencies of political correctness.

The guru of philanthropy

Michael Cook | 04 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: effective altruism, human dignity, Peter Singer, philanthropy, poverty
Peter Singer's latest cause is lifting billions out of poverty.

Past your “use by” date? What’s next?

Margaret Somerville | 19 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Peter Singer
Dying human beings are not disposable products.

Aping their betters

Margaret Somerville | 05 December 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: animals, evolution, Peter Singer
If animals co-operate to benefit their community, does it mean they are ethical beings?

Treat your goldfish well – or else!

Michael Cook | 02 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: human dignity, Peter Singer
Depriving a goldfish of fishy companions has become a crime in Switzerland.

Moral sense and non-sense

Marie I. George | 13 February 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution, human dignity, incest, morality, Peter Singer, Steven Pinker
The new science of morality might sound impressive to those mesmerised by science but is it really new?

The ultimate miserabilist

Michael Cook | 02 October 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: miserabilism, Peter Singer, utilitarianism
Just when you thought philosophers couldn't get any more pessimistic, one of them surprises you. 

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