Singer and His Critics / Edition 1

Singer and His Critics / Edition 1

by Dale Jamieson
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Singer and His Critics / Edition 1

This is the first book devoted to the work of Peter Singer, one of the leaders of the practical ethics movement, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.

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ISBN-13: 9781557869098
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/1999
Series: Philosophers and their Critics Series , #1
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.07(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.


1. Singer and the Practical Ethics Movement: Dale Jamieson (Carleton College).

2. Noncognitivism, Validity, and Conditionals: Frank Jackson (Australian National University).

3. The Definition of "Moral": Michael Smith (Australian National University).

4. Peter Singer's Expanding Circle: Compassion and the Liberation of Ethics: Robert C. Solomon (University of Texas).

5. Teachers in an Age of Transition: Peter Singer (Monash University) and J. S. Mill: Roger Crisp (St Anne's College).

6. What, if Anything, Renders All Humans Morally Equal? Richard J. Arneson (University of California at San Diego).

7. Must Utilitarians be Impartial? Lori Gruen (Stanford University).

8. Our Duties to Animals and the Poor: Colin McGinn (Rutgers University).

9. Famine Ethics: the Problem of Moral Distance and Singer's Ethical Theory: F. M. Kamm (New York University).

10. Empathy and Animal Ethics: Richard Holton and Rae Langton (University of Sheffield).

11. Why I am Only a Demi-Vegetarian: R. M. Hare (University of Oxford).

12. Respect for Life: Counting What Singer Finds of No Account: Holmes Rolston III (Colorado State University).

13. A Response: Peter Singer (Monash University).

14. Peter Singer: Selected Publications, 1970-1998.


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This is an excellent read for anyone who is familiar with Singer and the important role he has been playing in philosophy and the world. If you finish feeling that Singer has a monopoly on insight into ethical matters, I recommend reading the one and only individual who has ever truly challenged his position and who Singer himself does not address: Ayn Rand. The criticisms addressed in this book seem like straw men in comparison to criticisms that have been indirectly leveled against him in Atlas Shrugged. If you read him in conjunction with Rand you will see that solutions exist to the enormous problems he describes and that they ly within the reach of any fully functioning mind.