9780060007447

Writings on an Ethical Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060007447

  • ISBN10:

    0060007443

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/19/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
The Nature of Ethics
Moral Experts
From Analysis
3(4)
About Ethics
From Practical Ethics
7(14)
Across the Species Barrier
Preface to the 1975 Edition
From Animal Liberation
21(7)
All Animals Are Equal...
From Animal Liberation
28(19)
Tools for Research
From Animal Liberation
47(10)
Down on the Factory Farm ...
From Animal Liberation
57(9)
A Vegetarian Philosophy
From Consuming Passions
66(7)
Bridging the Gap
73(13)
Environmental Values
From The Environmental Challenge
86(19)
Saving and Taking Human Life
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
From Philosophy and Public Affairs
105(13)
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
From The New York Times Magazine
118(7)
What's Wrong with Killing?
From Practical Ethics
125(21)
Taking Life: The Embryo and the Fetus
From Practical Ethics
146(19)
Prologue
From Rethinking Life and Death
165(5)
Is the Sanctity of Life Ethic Terminally Ill?
From Bioethics
170(16)
Justifying Infanticide
From Practical Ethics
186(8)
Justifying Voluntary Euthanasia
From Practical Ethics
194(7)
Euthanasia: Emerging from Hitler's Shadow
201(8)
In Place of the Old Ethic
From Rethinking Life and Death
209(30)
Ethics, Self-Interest, and Politics
The Ultimate Choice
From How Are We to Live?
239(10)
Living Ethically
From How Are We to Live?
249(15)
The Good Life
From How Are We to Live?
264(9)
Darwin for the Left
From Prospect
273(10)
A Meaningful Life
From Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement
283(10)
Autobiographical Notes
Animal Liberation: A Personal View
From Between the Species
293(10)
On Being Silenced in Germany
From the New York Review of Books
303(16)
An Interview
319(12)
Notes 331(18)
Permissions 349(2)
Index 351

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