Peter Singer and Andrew Chignell in Conversation:
Why Vegan? How to Eat Ethically
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Even before the publication of his seminal Animal Liberation in 1975, Peter Singer unflinchingly challenged the ethics of eating animals. Now in Why Vegan? Singer brings together the most consequential essays of his career to make a devastating case against our failure to confront what we are doing to animals, to public health, and to our planet. He is joined by fellow philosopher Andrew Chignell to discuss the ethics of the choices we make about food every day.
One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. His other books include The Life You Can Save, which led to the founding of the charity of the same name, and is now available as a free eBook or audiobook from https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/.
Andrew Chignell is professor at Princeton University with appointments in Religion, Philosophy, and the University Center for Human Values. He is co-editor of Philosophy Comes to Dinner and teaches a course at Princeton on ‘The Ethics of Eating.’ He is currently refreshing the MOOC version of the Ethics of Eating course, which will run again next spring on EdX.org.
This event is presented in partnership with Princeton University’s Center for Human Values, the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton University Council for the Humanities, the High Meadows Environmental Institute at Princeton University, and the Food, Ethics, Psychology Conference.