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Practical Ethics (Hardcover)

Author:  Peter Singer
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0521881412
ISBN-13: 9780521881418
Sku: 217691422
Publish Date: 1/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  337
Edition Number:  3
Age Range:  NA
The third edition of this classic textbook is completely revised and updated featuring a new chapter on climate change.
From the Publisher:
"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 argumentsmake it an ideal text for university courses and for anyone willing to think about how she or he ought to live"--
Author Bio
Peter Singer
It is the mark of unique thinkers to have their names become adjectives, title schools of thought, or, as with Peter Singer, herald controversy. Since his 1999 Princeton appointment as Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Ethics at their Center for Human Values, much discussion has been sparked. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Peter Singer has come to his New Jersey roost by an impressive academic path. He studied at the University of Melbourne and at Oxford, where, in 1971, he began to lecture on Ethics. He has since held posts at New York University, University of California at Irvine, University of Colorado at Boulder, LaTrobe University, and Monash University. At Monash, he was closely involved with their Center for Human Bioethics, and served as its director for four years. Although his reputation began with the publication of ANIMAL LIBERATION (1975) and gained momentum with PRACTICAL ETHICS (1979), it was not until Singer's tenure at Princeton was imminent that he became the subject of polemical op-eds. Many of the topics that Singer addresses, such as abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, reproductive and genetic technology, and animal rights, boil down to the dichotomy of quality of life vs. sanctity of life. However, these are notoriously delicate subjects, and Singer is an unapologetic advocate for the quality of life. Because Princeton is such an influential institution, many of his opponents feel that this appointment is irresponsible, or that Singer himself is too radical to be allowed such revered public exposure. Yet, his academic record attests the rigors of his education and his merits for this post. Singer is a progenitor Bentham's Utilitarianism, and his tenets are the logical ends of the "greatest good for the greatest number" philosophy. Singer is a modern-day Gadfly.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeEdition:   0003
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0337
Product attributePublisher:   Cambridge University Press
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