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Peter Singer

Read through the most famous quotes from Peter Singer

If possessing a higher degree of intelligence does not entitle one human to use another for his or her own ends, how can it entitle humans to exploit non-humans?

— Peter Singer


The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval.

— Peter Singer

#human #human life #just #just because #life

What one generation finds ridiculous, the next accepts; and the third shudders when it looks back on what the first did.

— Peter Singer

#history #philosophy #ethics

Hebrew word for "charity" tzedakah, simply means "justice" and as this suggests, for Jews, giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life.

— Peter Singer

#hebrew #justice #language #poor #life

Extreme poverty is not only a condition of unsatisfied material needs. It is often accompanied by a degrading state of powerlessness.

— Peter Singer


The prescription of the equality of human beings is not a description of an alleged actual equality among humans: it is a prescription of how we should treat human beings.

— Peter Singer

#equality #equality

To give preference to the life of a being simply because that being is a member of our species would put us in the same position as racists who give preference to those who are members of their race.

— Peter Singer


Personal purity isn’t really the issue. Not supporting animal abuse – and persuading others not to support it – is.

— Peter Singer


Bush doesn't present himself as a realpolitik politician.

— Peter Singer

#himself #politician #present

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.

— Peter Singer

#get #global #going #i #i think

About Peter Singer

Peter Singer Quotes

Did you know about Peter Singer?

Not only does his principle justify different treatment for different interests but it allows different treatment for the same interest when diminishing marginal utility is a factor. He is a major proponent of biocentrism. Among the more important human interests are those in avoiding pain in developing one's abilities in satisfying basic needs for food and Peter Singerlter in enjoying warm personal relationships in being free to pursue one's projects without interference "and many others".

In 2004 he was recognised as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies and in June 2012 was named a Companion of the Order of Australia for his services to philosophy and bioethics. He was voted one of Australia's ten most influential public intellectuals in 2006.

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