Peter Singer, Ira W. De Camp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values, is the recipient of the 2021 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture. He received this award for his “widely influential and intellectually rigorous work in reinvigorating utilitarianism as part of academic philosophy and as a force for change in the world.”
The Berggruen Prize is conferred annually by the Berggruen Institute to thinkers who advance ideas that shape the world. Award recipients receive a $1M monetary prize. He plans to donate half the prize money to alleviate global poverty.
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