Penn Arts and Sciences

The Life You Can Save: Effective Giving to Improve the Health and Welfare of the Global Poor (Peter Singer)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

PETER SINGER, author of The Life You Can Save and renowned Princeton philosophy professor, argues that we can, and should, donate to highly cost effective charities to improve the health and wellbeing of the world’s poor. Peter Singer is one of the most well-known living philosophers and a leader of the Effective Altruism movement, which applies evidence, reason and rationality to doing good. (See www.thelifeyoucansave.org.) Professor Singer will discuss the moral case for helping others, and the evidence available to do so most effectively.

Peter Singer is, according to The New Yorker, the planet’s "most influential living philosopher." For over thirty years he has challenged traditional notions of applied ethics, and is best known for his work on animal rights, reproductive rights and poverty. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, a Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne and serves on the Advisory Board of Incentives for Global Health. He has won numerous awards and accolades and has many acclaimed publications, including Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save.

The event is free, but please register here.

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