Peter Singer Quotes


38 Peter Singer quotes:



"We're trying to move away from looking at ethics as scandal to ethics as strategy. We're lifting up the hood and seeing the concrete strategies companies are using this might help to see what other companies can do."
Author: Singer Quotes Category: Ethics Quotes Scandal Quotes
"A shared set of ethical values is the glue that can hold us together during an intense crisis. A key lesson from the SARS outbreak is that fairness becomes more important during a time of crisis and confusion. And the time to consider these questions and processes in relation to a threatened major pandemic is now."
Author: Singer Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"We're trying to move away from looking at ethics as scandal to ethics as strategy. We're lifting up the hood and seeing the concrete strategies companies are using — this might help to see what other companies can do."
Author: Singer Quotes Category: Ethics Quotes
"[The introduction includes a quote from Alice Walker that says animals] were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites. ... can only be compared with that which resulted from the centuries of tyranny by white humans over black humans."
Author: Singer Quotes Category: Animals Quotes
"The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval."
"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."
"I don't think there's anything in the compromise that means that there's a clash of ethics."
"An animal experiment cannot be justifiable unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable."
"Ancient recipients of instant news probably couldn't do very much about it, for instance. Xerxes would still need three months to get his army together, and he might not get home for years."
"As we realise that more and more things have global impact, I think we're going to get people increasingly wanting to get away from a purely national interest."
"At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places."
"Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist."
"Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values."
"Had Rumsfeld said at any time 'get me a report on what's going on', he could have had it. You're right, it depends on choices that we make, which parts of the world we want to be in immediate contact with."
"I believe that nationalism is a very strong force, but there are other forces operating; there are tendencies pushing towards a larger picture, especially in Europe, I think; but I still think nationalism is real."
"I don't think nationalism is alone holding the field; it's in contention with a lot of different things."
"I don't think there's much point in bemoaning the state of the world unless there's some way you can think of to improve it. Otherwise, don't bother writing a book; go and find a tropical island and lie in the sun."
"I might well have written a different book in some respects had I been writing it now. But I wouldn't really go back on things I had said."
"I suppose what's happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture."
"I think ethics is always there; it's not always a very thoughtful or reflective ethics."



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