Philosopher, Animal Rights Ethicist Peter Singer Speaks on Campus

Ethicist Peter Singer will present "The Most Good You Can Do: Effectively Aiding Humans and Other Animals," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 in the Stoller Center on Pacific University's Forest Grove Campus. Admission to the university's 2015 Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture is free.

One of the world's most well-known contemporary philosophers, Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University.

His book, Animal Liberation, is credited with starting the modern animal rights movement. Singer's talk will draw from his most recent book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically.

Singer's talk is Pacific University's 2015 Benjamin and Elaine Whiteley Distinguished Lecture, an annual offering of the College of Arts & Sciences funded through an Oregon Community Foundation grant. Benjamin Whiteley, Hon. '01, is a trustee emeritus.

Past lecturers include environmental activist Lois Gibbs (2014), Olympic athlete and civil rights activist John Carlos (Fall 2012), filmmaker and author Bill Carter (Spring 2012), evolutional biologist Sean Carroll (2011), and Eric Schlosser (2010), investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation.

A reception sponsored by Pacific University and NW Veg will follow the lecture.

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015