Unsanctifying Human Life Essays on Ethics

ISBN-10: 0631225072
ISBN-13: 9780631225072
Edition: 2002
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Description: Singer has been described as one of the world's most influential philosophers, as well as one of the most dangerous. This book provides readers with an account of his underlying philosophy, as well as its practical implications upon everyday living.

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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Singer has been described as one of the world's most influential philosophers, as well as one of the most dangerous. This book provides readers with an account of his underlying philosophy, as well as its practical implications upon everyday living.

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.

Introduction: The Practical Ethics of Peter Singer
From Philosophical to Practical Ethics
The Triviality of the Debate over "Is-Ought" and the Definition of "Moral"
Sidgwick and Reflective Equilibrium
The Role of Philosophers
Philosophers are Back on the Job
Bioethics and Academic Freedom
The Idea of Equality
All Animals are Equal
Is Racial Discrimination Arbitrary?
Killing Humans and Killing Animals
To Do or Not to Do?
The Great Ape Project
The Impartial Point of View
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
William Godwin and the Defense of Impartialist Ethics
Unsanctifying Human Life
The Moral Status of the Embryo
Individuals, Humans, and Persons: The Issue of Moral Status
IVF Technology and the Argument from Potential
Unsanctifying Human Life
Should All Seriously Disabled Infants Live?
Is the Sanctity of Life Ethic Terminally Ill?
Choosing Between Lives
Allocating Health Care Resources and the Problem of the Value of Life
Double Jeopardy and the Use of QALYs in Health Care Allocation
How We Should Live
A Vegetarian Philosophy
Environmental Values
Coping with Global Change: The Need for Different Values
Move Over, Marx
Hegel and Marx - Dialogue with Peter Singer
Darwin for the Left.Peter Singer: Selected Publications, 1970-2000
Index

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