What Does It Mean To Die?

January 29, 2018

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence

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While most of Singer’s other writings seemed so thoughtful, so compassionate, his writings on disabled children seemed to be approaching the slippery slope toward ethnocide – the intentional and systematic destruction of cultures, like the Deaf culture that my own family embraced…and I wanted to know more: what he thought today…This past winter, I reached out to Singer to learn more

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Twenty Questions

July 6, 2017

In the first of this new series for the journal, Peter Singer responds to questions from the editors and Theron Pummer

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Is it okay to eat one hamburger per year? Is it acceptable to eat a hamburger made from a ‘happy cow’? The production of crops may result in more animals killed than the production of meat from grass-fed cattle and sheep – does this mean we should eat more meat and less crops? Should we eat insects? Should we try to reduce the suffering of wild animals? Professor Peter Singer provides an answer to these, and other questions

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