Synopses & Reviews
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 obligations 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 accountability, 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.
"Peter Singer may be the most controversial philosopher alive; he is certainly among the most influential." The New Yorker
The outspoken author of Animal Liberation presents a comprehensive collection of his best and most provocative writings, which cover such subjects as animal rights, environmental accountability, abortion rights, euthanasia and other controversial topics.
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.