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The Resource Ethics in the real world : 86 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer

Ethics in the real world : 86 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer

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Ethics in the real world : 86 brief essays on things that matter
Title
Ethics in the real world
Title remainder
86 brief essays on things that matter
Statement of responsibility
Peter Singer
Title variation
Ethics in the real world
Title variation remainder
eighty-six brief essays on things that matter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book of brief essays, Singer applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalised, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and whether the pale blue dot that is our planet has any value. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer's thoughts on one of his favourite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast. Provocative and original, these essays will challenge: and possibly change: your beliefs about a wide range of real-world ethical questions
Cataloging source
ANL
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1946-
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Singer, Peter
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Essays
  • Ethics
  • Ethical problems
  • Essays
Target audience
adult
Label
Ethics in the real world : 86 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big questions -- Animals -- Beyond the ethic of the sanctity of life -- Bioethics and public health -- Sex and gender -- Doing good -- Happiness -- Politics -- Global governance -- Science and technology -- Living, playing, working
Control code
000057543661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781925355857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)950881286
Label
Ethics in the real world : 86 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big questions -- Animals -- Beyond the ethic of the sanctity of life -- Bioethics and public health -- Sex and gender -- Doing good -- Happiness -- Politics -- Global governance -- Science and technology -- Living, playing, working
Control code
000057543661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781925355857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)950881286

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