Press Release for Thursday, October 20, 2005

Peter Singer Discusses Life and Death Ethics at UNF Lecture

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Peter Singer, the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, will discuss “The Changing Ethics of Life and Death” during his lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus. Tickets are not required for this event.

Singer, who has special interests in animal rights and social philosophy, says his work is based on the assumption that clarity and consistency in our moral thinking is likely, in the long run, to hold better views on ethical issues. Coeditor of Bioethics since 1985, he has published many articles and more than two dozen books, including Democracy and Disobedience; Animal Liberation; Practical Ethics; The Reproduction Revolution (with Deane Wells); Should the Baby Live? (with Helga Kuhse); How Are We to Live?; Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement; Rethinking Life and Death; Test-Tube Babies; and In Defense of Animals.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Singer received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Melbourne and his B.Phil. from the University of Oxford.

This lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. For a complete list of Distinguished Voices lectures at UNF, which are free and open to the public, visit Click on the Fall 2005 Lectures link.