Practical Ethics / Edition 3

Practical Ethics / Edition 3

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by Peter Singer
     
 

For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters, and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it… See more details below

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For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters, and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern our daily lives. Is it ethical to buy luxuries when others do not have enough to eat? Should we buy meat from intensively reared animals? Am I doing something wrong if my carbon footprint is above the global average? Other questions confront us as concerned citizens: equality and discrimination on the grounds of race or sex; abortion, the use of embryos for research, and euthanasia; political violence and terrorism; and the preservation of our planet's environment. This book's lucid style and provocative arguments make it an ideal text for university courses and for anyone willing to think about how she or he ought to live.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521881418
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2011
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1About Ethics1
2Equality and Its Implications16
3Equality for Animals?55
4What's Wrong with Killing?83
5Taking Life: Animals110
6Taking Life: The Embryo and the Fetus135
7Taking Life: Humans175
8Rich and Poor218
9Insiders and Outsiders247
10The Environment264
11Ends and Means289
12Why Act Morally?314
Appendix: On Being Silenced in Germany337
Notes, References, and Further Reading360
Index381

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