Congratulations, Peter Singer

Just a quick post to note that Peter Singer has been made a Companion of the Order of Australia – which is, apparently, the Aussie equivalent of a KBE.  The right-wing press ain’t happy – but irrespective of whether or not you agree with his claims, or his methods, Singer’s contribution to bioethics (and ethics more widely) is undeniable.  And since it’s not the role of the academy to say things that’ll make people happy, the fact that he has a record of saying things that don’t make people happy says nothing about his deserving the award.

H/T Brian Leiter.