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Practical Ethics

Practical Ethics

by Peter Singer
Paperback
Publication Date: 21/02/2011
RRP  $50.95 $48.25
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.
ISBN:
9780521707688
9780521707688
Category:
Ethics & moral philosophy
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-02-2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
3rd Edition
Pages:
356
Dimensions (mm):
228x152x20mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Peter Singer

Peter Albert David Singer AC is an Australian moral philosopher. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He is best known for Animal Liberation and for my writings about global poverty.

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