Author(s): Peter Singer
The Life You Can Save is the book that Peter Singer has wanted to write for thirty years. It is his argument about how we should respond to hunger and poverty. We live in a unique moment in history where the rich can genuinely help the poor to escape relentless poverty. But this will only happen if the rich care enough to make some small personal sacrifices.
Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He went to Princeton in 1999 after spending most of his life in Australia. Author or editor of over 25 books on ethics, Singer is best known for Animal Liberation, widely credited with starting the animal rights movement. The New Yorker has said: 'Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential.'