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Peter Singer 获得 2021 年 Berggruen 奖

Peter Singer 获得了 2021 年博古睿哲学和文化奖,该奖项每年颁发 100 万美元,奖励“在瞬息万变的世界中,其思想深刻塑造了人类的自我理解和进步的思想家。”


关于 Peter Singer


在 2021 年,我很高兴获得博古睿哲学和文化奖。引文提到了我“作为学术哲学的一部分和世界变革的力量重振功利主义的广泛影响和严谨的工作”。奖金为 100 万美元,根据我多年来一直捍卫的观点,我将捐赠给最有效的组织,这些组织致力于帮助极端贫困的人并减少工厂化农场动物的痛苦。



Several key figures in the animal movement have said that my book Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, led them to get involved in the struggle to reduce the vast amount of suffering we inflict on animals. To that end, I co-founded the 澳大利亚n Federation of Animal Societies, now Animals 澳大利亚, the country’s largest and most effective animal organization. My wife, Renata, and I stopped eating meat in 1971.

I am the founder of The Life You Can Save, an organization based on my book of the same name. It aims to spread my ideas about why we should be doing much more to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty, and how we can best do this. In 2013, 我就此主题发表了TED演讲。

My writings in this area include: the 1972 essay “Famine, Affluence, and Morality” in which I argue for donating to help the global poor; and two books that make the case for effective giving, The Life You Can Save (2009) and The Most Good You Can Do (2015).

I have written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 50 books, including Practical Ethics, The Expanding Circle, Rethinking Life and Death, One World, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason) and The Point of View of the Universe (with Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek.) My writings have appeared in more than 25 languages.

The Life You Can Save — 10th Anniversary Edition


I was born in Melbourne, 澳大利亚, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. After teaching in England, the 美国, and 澳大利亚, in 1999 I became Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. I am now only teaching at Princeton for the Fall semester. I spend part of each year doing research and writing in Melbourne, so that Renata and I can spend time with our three daughters and four grandchildren. We also enjoy hiking, and I surf.



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