Copenhagen VegFest: Peter Singer

Aug 2018 Saturday
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Aug 2018 Sunday

We are very happy to announce two special events with Peter Singer as part of Copenhagen VegFest 2018.

Peter Singer is by many regarded as one of the fathers of the modern animal liberation movement. He is also a highly influential thinker on poverty and altruism.

His book Animal Liberation, published in 1975, is the perhaps most influential book ever published on animal rights.

In the book, he expanded the concept of utilitarianism, which tries to increase happiness and minimize suffering in the world. Today, he is still regarded as one of the most influential philosophers of our time.

Singer also popularised the term "speciesism", which had been coined earlier by Richard D. Ryder to describe the practice of privileging humans over other animals.

He is Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

Singer is a cofounder of Animals Australia and the founder of the organization The Life You Can Save, which works to spread Singer's ideas of why it is important to improve the lives of people living in extreme poverty.

There will be two events with Peter Singer, both of which require separate tickets, as they are not included in the general festival ticket. We recommend booking tickets as soon as possible, as we expect the events to be sold out.

SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH - 12.00-14.00
Mickey Gjerris, Associate Professor in Bioethics at University of Copenhagen, former member of the Danish Council on Ethics

SUNDAY AUGUST 26TH - 15.00-17.00
Peter Sandøe, Professor in Bioethics at University of Copenhagen, former Chairman of the Danish Ethical Council for Animals

185 DKK per person
Please reserve your tickets here:

Please note that the tickets are only valid for the special event with Peter Singer. For more information about the other activities, food stalls etc at Copenhagen VegFest, please see:

Photo credit: Alletta Vaandering

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By: Dansk Vegetarisk Forening - DVF
(Author of the event)