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  • Ethicist Peter Singer awarded Australia’s highest honor

    June 11, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Peter Singer, a U.S.-based philosopher and ethicist, was awarded Australia’s highest honor.

    The Melbourne-born Singer, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, on Monday was named a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s birthday awards for leading public...

  • Controversial bioethicist pounces on animals in art

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Bioethicist Peter Singer has received death threats for his views on incendiary topics such as infanticide and animals rights.

    A human life is not intrinsically sacred because it is human, he contends. Affluent people who do not give most of their income to charity are "murderers";...