Practical Ethics

Practical Ethics Peter Singer s remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in and has been translated into many languages For thi

  • Title: Practical Ethics
  • Author: Peter Singer
  • ISBN: 9780521439718
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Peter Singer s remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography He has also added an appendix describing some of the deepPeter Singer s remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography He has also added an appendix describing some of the deep misunderstanding of, and consequent violent reaction to, the book in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where the book has tested the limits of freedom of speech The focus of the book is the application of ethics to difficult and controversial social questions equality and discrimination by race, sex, ability, or species abortion, euthanasia, and embryo experimentation the moral status of animals political violence and civil disobedience overseas aid and the obligation to assist others responsibility for the environment the treatment of refugees Singer explains and assesses relevant arguments in a perspicuous, non doctrinaire way He structures the book to show how contemporary controversies often have deep philosophical roots and he presents an ethical theory of his own that can be applied consistently and convincingly to all the practical cases The book s primary readership remains teachers and students of ethics whether in philosophy or some other branch of the humanities or social sciences However, such is the clarity of the book s sty

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