A Companion to Ethics

A Companion to Ethics

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by Peter Singer
     
 

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In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index,

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In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

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"A Companion to Ethics will provide an invaluable stimulus for anyone interested in ethics — which is to say it will benefit anyone interested in the central questions of human life." David Seehouse, University of Liverpool; BMJ

"Peter Singer has directed this book very expertly. The contributors have set forth the facts about ethical systems with as much kind clarity as specialists can ever bestow upon the ignorant." The Independent

"A brilliant collection of articles." Pat Haggard, New Scientist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118724965
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/05/2013
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Philosophy
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
592
File size:
956 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 National Book Council's Banjo Award for non-fiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.

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I was disappointed by this text. The structure of the book was clear and concise. And its approach to the subject gave me hope that it would be well balanced and readable. My disappointment with the text was its treatment of christian ethics. It was extremely biased, indicating that persons who believe in a christian ethic are ignorant and intolerant. Its justification for such a view indicated nothing more than a cursory knowledge of church history. I would not recommend this text. I would hope that the publisher could find a more balanced contributor for this article.