Animal Liberation, Singer’s 1975 classic, introduced the term “animal rights,” and this Australian moral philosopher has continued to influence contemporary thought about animals and effective altruism.
Best known for his work in bioethics and his role as one of the intellectual founders of the modern animal rights movement. He’s been called the “most influential living philosopher.”
He gained recognition in the 1970’s with his groundbreaking book Animal Liberation.
His newest book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing ideas about Living Ethically.
From the show:
Dr. Singer’s picks as the Top 3 Problems the world is facing — 1. Climate change. 2. Global poverty. 3. Animals in the food system and otherwise abused.
And his suggestions on ways to give effectively: 1. If you have only modest amount, give to one organization instead of splitting it, so the administrative costs will all come from one organization; 2. Small organizations are often best; 3. Check out the efficiency of the group you want to help at www.animalcharityevaluators.org (for animal giving), and (for poverty) www.thelifeyoucansave.org or www.givewell.org.
Blast from the past! ~ Professor Singer was the primary motivator for Charles Camosy, PhD, Fordham professor, to go vegan. Here’s a link to my interview with him.
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