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Peter Singer

Data de nascimento: 6. Julho 1946

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Peter Albert David Singer é um filósofo e professor australiano. É professor na Universidade de Princeton, nos Estados Unidos. Atua na área de ética prática, tratando questões de Ética de uma perspectiva utilitarista.

Singer foi professor de filosofia na Universidade de Monash em Melbourne, onde fundou o Centro para Bioética Humana. Em 1996 Singer candidatou-se ao Senado pelo Partido Verde Australiano mas não conseguiu ser eleito. Em 1999 foi nomeado Professor Ira W. DeCamp de Bioética do Centro de Valores Humanos de Princeton e se mudou para os Estados Unidos.

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„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, Practical Ethics
Context: Speciesism is an attitude of prejudice towards beings because they're not members of our species, so just as racism means that you're prejudiced against beings who are not members of your race and sexism means you're prejudiced against people of the other sex. So we humans tend to be speciesist in we think that any being that is a member of the species homo sapien just automatically has a higher moral status and is more important than any being that is a member of any other species, irrespective of the actual characteristics of those beings. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYYNY2oKVWU Peter Singer - The Genius of Darwin: The Uncut Interviews - Richard Dawkins], 2009.

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