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Singer, Peter 1946-

Works: 324 works in 1,679 publications in 21 languages and 57,610 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Creator, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Speaker, Dedicatee, Performer, Other
Classifications: BJ1012, 170
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Animal liberation by Peter Singer( Book )

120 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 4,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that those who oppose human suffering must also oppose inflicting suffering on animals
Practical ethics by Peter Singer( Book )

157 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 3,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equality for animals - Euthanasia - Embryo and foetus - Abortion - Ethics
One world : the ethics of globalization by Peter Singer( Book )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 2,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book encompasses four main global issues: climate change, the role of the World Trade Organization, human rights and humanitarian intervention, and foreign aid. Singer addresses each vital issue from an ethical perspective and offers alternatives to the state-centric approach that characterizes international theory and relations today. On climate change, for example, he sees the ethical issue as one that concerns a common global resource - the capacity of the atmosphere to absorb waste gases. How much of this resource should developed notions appropriate, and how much should be left for developing nations? Regarding the WTO, Singer asks whether the organization allows free trade to override all other values, and he assesses the evidence for and against the view that globalization helps the poor. In his consideration of human rights, the author asks to what extent we can develop global laws protecting human rights and what the criteria for intervention should be when these rights are violated. Finally, Singer addresses the obligations of the world's rich nations to assist the poor nations."--BOOK JACKET
A Companion to ethics by Peter Singer( Book )

78 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself
Marx : a very short introduction by Peter Singer( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Singer has succeeded in identifying the central vision that unifies Marx's thought. He thus makes it possible, in remarkably few pages, for us to grasp Marx's views as a whole, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. He explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, in plain English, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy."--Jacket
A companion to bioethics by Helga Kuhse( )

54 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of A Companion to Bioethics, fully revised and updated to reflect the current issues and developments in the field, covers all the material that the reader needs to thoroughly grasp the ideas and debates involved in bioethics.: Thematically organized around an unparalleled range of issues, including discussion of the moral status of embryos and fetuses, new genetics, life and death, resource allocation, organ donations, AIDS, human and animal experimentation, health care, and teaching; Now includes new essays on currently controversial topics such as cloning and genetic enh
Hegel by Peter Singer( Book )

49 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many people regard Hegel's work as obscure and extremely difficult, yet his importance and influence are universally acknowledged. In this short introduction, the author provides a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works
Rethinking life & death : the collapse of our traditional ethics by Peter Singer( Book )

41 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a reassessment of the meaning of life and death, a noted philosopher offers a new definition for life that contrasts a world dependent on biological maintenance with one controlled by state-of-the-art medical technology
In defense of animals by Peter Singer( Book )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave" brings together the best current ethical thinking about animals. Edited by Peter Singer, who made "speciesism" an international issue in 1975 when he published Animal Liberation, this new book presents the state of the animal movement that his classic work helped to inspire. Long hailed as a brilliant and controversial philosopher, Singer has assembled incisive new articles by philosophers and by activists. "In Defense of Animals" is sure to inform and inspire all who want to understand, or contribute to, the unfolding moral revolution in the way we treat animals
The way we eat : why our food choices matter by Peter Singer( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the practices of the modern food industry, exposing its exploitation, waste, and inhumane treatment of animals, and provides guidelines for making informed and ethical choices in the selection of food products
The life you can save : acting now to end world poverty by Peter Singer( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguing that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible, philosopher Peter Singer offers a seven-point plan that mixes personal philanthropy (figuring how much to give and how best to give it), local activism (spreading the word in your community), and political awareness (contacting your representatives to ensure that your nation's foreign aid is really directed to the world's poorest people)
The president of good & evil : the ethics of George W. Bush by Peter Singer( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the moral failure of George W. Bush, revealing a pattern of ethical confusion and self-contradiction when speaking out on such controversial issues as stem cell research, the war in Iraq, and the United States as a global power
Writings on an ethical life by Peter Singer( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Animal rights and human obligations by Tom Regan( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of historical, theoretical and applied articles on the ethical considerations in the treatment of animals by human beings
The expanding circle : ethics and sociobiology by Peter Singer( Book )

35 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the baby live? : the problem of handicapped infants by Helga Kuhse( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few subjects have generated so many newspaper headlines and such heated controversy in recent years as the treatment or non-treatment, of handicapped newborns. This book is a philosophical analysis of the subject, but accessibly written and rooted in practicalities and case studies throughout. The authors examine the doctrine of the absolute sanctity of human life; look at some actual examples where decisions have been made one way or the other; consider criteria for deciding when life is worthwhile; investigate the differences between killing and letting die; compare Western attitudes and practices with those of other cultures; and make proposals for a decision-making framework. --From publisher's description
Animal factories by Jim Mason( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative examination of the mass-production method of raising animals, studies the effects of overcrowding, poor nutrition, drugs, artificial insemination, and lack of exercise on animals bred for consumption
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution, and cooperation by Peter Singer( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, a renowned bioethicist argues that the political left must radically revise its outdated view of human nature. He shows how the insights of modern evolutionary theory, particularly on the evolution of cooperation, can help the left attain its social and political goals." "Singer explains why the left originally rejected Darwinian thought and why these reasons are no longer viable. He discusses how twentieth-century thinking has transformed our understanding of Darwinian evolution, showing that it is compatible with cooperation as well as competition, and that the left can draw on this modern understanding to foster cooperation for socially desirable ends. A Darwinian left, says Singer, would still be on the side of the weak, poor, and oppressed, but it would have a better understanding of what social and economic changes would really work to benefit them. It would also work toward a higher moral status for nonhuman animals and a less anthropocentric view of our dominance over nature."--Jacket
Democracy and disobedience by Peter Singer( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are we to live? : ethics in an age of self-interest by Peter Singer( Book )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Singer suggests that people who take an ethical approach to life often avoid the trap of meaninglessness, finding a deeper satisfaction in what they are doing than those people whose goals are narrower and more self-centered. He spells out what he means by an ethical approach to life and shows that it can bring about significant and far-reaching changes to one's life." "How Are We to Live? explores the way in which standard contemporary assumptions about human nature and self-interest have led to a world that is fraught with social and environmental problems. Singer asks whether selfishness is in our genes and concludes that we do not have to accept the bleak view of human nature sometimes believed to be inevitable, given our evolutionary origins."--Jacket
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
One world : the ethics of globalization
Alternative Names
Singer, Peter A.

Singer, Peter Albert David.

Singer, Peter Albert David 1946-

Sīngir, Pītir 1946-

シンガー, P

シンガー, ピーター

Practical ethicsOne world : the ethics of globalizationA Companion to ethicsMarx : a very short introductionA companion to bioethicsHegelRethinking life & death : the collapse of our traditional ethicsIn defense of animals