The issue of allowing advance requests for assistance in dying will become more pressing as populations age and more people develop dementia.
For Peter Singer's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
It is not difficult to think of something better than throwing away potentially life-saving vaccines.
A relevant fact is that in many countries, disadvantaged racial and ethnic minorities have a lower-than-average life expectancy, raising questions as to who should be vaccinated first.
Few people when making their New Year’s resolutions— just 12%, according to one U.S. study — resolve to become a better person in general, meaning better in a moral sense.
Very few charities are outright frauds. The bigger issue is that following your heart ignores research on which charities are the most effective.
Three criteria can help assess whether rioting is defensible.
How should we weigh the benefits against the costs of unemployment, social isolation and widespread bankruptcies?
Wet markets, which sell and slaughter live animals, should be banned worldwide.
Living ethically involves helping people suffering in ways we could easily prevent. Many people seem to have taken that message to heart.
Reaching the summit of the world's tallest peak has become an immoral, personal act