The journal Philosophy Now has named Australian moral philosopher Peter Singer the winner of the 2016 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity.
Singer was chosen for his work on altruism and "for embodying the idea of a practical philosopher who doesn’t only analyze ethical problems but who also strives to apply a reasoned ethical stance to the difficult decisions that face us all in our lives." (Students in my "Mission Possible: Global Issues, Leadership Choices" class occasionally read excerpts of Singer's work as it applies to decisions about poverty and foreign aid.) https://philosophynow.org/award
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