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The book that started a revolution.

Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere — inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past.

In this newly revised and expanded edition, author Peter Singer exposes the chilling realities of today's "factory farms" and product-testing procedures — offering sound, humane solutions to what has become a profound environmental and social as well as moral issue. An important and persuasive appeal to conscience, fairness, decency and justice, Animal Liberation is essential reading for the supporter and the skeptic alike.

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From the ethicist the New Yorker calls andldquo;the most influential living philosopher,andrdquo; a new way of thinking about living ethically

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Peter Singerandrsquo;s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profoundly unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good. Such a life requires a rigorously unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how, paradoxically, living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

Doing the Most Good develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. Doing the Most Good offers new hope for our ability to tackle the worldandrsquo;s most pressing problems.

About the Author

Peter Singer is the author of Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death, among many others. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.

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A classic must-read for everyone ... whether you're a vegetarian, vegan or meat-eater ... you need to know what's really going on.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060011574
Subtitle:
How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
Author:
Singer, Peter
Author:
by Peter Singer
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Vegetarianism
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Animal welfare
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Castle Lectures Series
Series Volume:
72-67.
Publication Date:
20150331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 b/w illus.
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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From the ethicist the New Yorker calls andldquo;the most influential living philosopher,andrdquo; a new way of thinking about living ethically
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Peter Singerandrsquo;s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective altruism is built upon the simple but profoundly unsettling idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the most good. Such a life requires a rigorously unsentimental view of charitable giving: to be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas, and shows how, paradoxically, living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment than living for oneself.

Doing the Most Good develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate to the arts, and to charities focused on helping our fellow citizens, rather than those for whom we can do the most good. Effective altruists are extending our knowledge of the possibilities of living less selfishly, and of allowing reason, rather than emotion, to determine how we live. Doing the Most Good offers new hope for our ability to tackle the worldandrsquo;s most pressing problems.

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