Practical Ethics

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 29, 1993 - Medical - 395 pages
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Peter Singer's remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages. For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography. He has also added an appendix describing some of the deep misunderstanding of and consequent violent reaction to the book in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where the book has tested the limits of freedom of speech. The focus of the book is the application of ethics to difficult and controversial social questions.
  

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User Review  - Matthieutc - Goodreads

This is a great philosophy book that offers a philosophical standpoint for many contemporary issues like abortion, euthanasia, or climate change. Here are my reading notes. # A Base For Ethics In ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eric Eisberg - Goodreads

Peter Singer's classic work on ethics changed the way I look at the entire subject. His work is clear, logical and full of insightful anecdotes and hypothetical situations that help illustrate his point. One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Read full review

Contents

About Ethics
1
Equality and Its Implications
16
Equality for Animals
55
Whats Wrong with Killings
83
Taking Life Animals
110
Taking Life The Embryo and the Fetus
135
Taking Life Humans
175
Rich and Poor
218
Insiders and Outsiders
247
The Environment
264
Ends and Means
289
Why Act Morally?
314
On Being Silenced in Germany
337
Notes References and Further Reading
360
Index
381
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Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

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