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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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Peter Singer's other books include Writings on an Ethical Life, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save, among many others. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.

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DANE, November 22, 2013 (view all comments by DANE)
"Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential." - The New Yorker. Unfortunately, the "controversy" is almost certainly due to a misunderstanding of his arguments. After reading a number of his books, I can only assume that his critics simply haven't taken the time to read them in their entirety. Writings on an Ethical Life is an extremely thought-provoking collection of essays covering topics ranging from abortion to vegetarianism. This is the perfect introduction to his work and guaranteed to make you re-think some of your core beliefs.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060007447
Author:
Singer, Peter
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Peter Singer
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Philosophy | Ethics
Edition Number:
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
v. 20
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.58x5.32x.95 in. .63 lbs.

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