Writings on an Ethical Life

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Fourth Estate, 2001 - Animal rights - 361 pages
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Love him or hate him, you certainly can't ignore him. For the past twenty years, Australian philosopher and professor of bioethics Peter Singer has pushed the hot buttons of our collective conscience. In addition to writing the book that sparked the modern animal rights movement, Singer has challenged our most closely held beliefs on the sanctity of human life, the moral obligation's of citizens of affluent nations toward those living in the poorest countries of the world, and much more, with arguments that intrigue as often and as powerfully as they incite.

Writings On An Ethical Life offers a comprehensive collection of Singer's best and most provocative writing, as chosen by Singer himself. Among the controversial subjects addressed are the moral status of animals, environmental account-ablility, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and the ultimate choice of living an ethical life. This book provides an unsurpassed one-volume view of both the underpinnings and the applications of Singer's governing philosophy.

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Sometimes a person takes on controversial topics, truly exploring both sides of the argument, in an attempt to dissect and understand before taking a position. Other times, a person begins with feet ... Read full review

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User Review  - ErlangerFactionless - LibraryThing

A great introduction to the work of Peter Singer, one of our most influential living philosophers. He is widely known for his contributions to the early animal rights movement, but this book also ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

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