Ethics and Animals: Where Are We Now? image

November 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Austin 200 (Ames Courtroom)
1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

In this lecture by Professor Peter Singer, he argued that we owe animals equal consideration of interests.  He elaborated on what that means and what changes would be required to implement such consideration, and discussed the progress that has been made towards that goal over the past 40 years.    

Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the Princeton University Center for Human Values and Laureate Professor at the Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.  His book, Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals (Random House, 1975), has been described as the definitive classic of the animal movement, alongside his more recent book, In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005).

Professor Singer spoke on "Effective Altruism" at 4:00pm in Science Center D. 

Download the event poster.

You can read a summary of the lecture on our blog, Bill of Health. The Harvard Crimson also published a write-up.

Co-sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center and Harvard High-Impact Philanthropy, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.

Watch the full lecture here.


animals   bioethics   environment