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Singer, Peter 1946-

Works: 342 works in 1,086 publications in 7 languages and 52,208 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Performer, Creator, Dedicatee, Speaker, Other
Classifications: BJ1012, 170
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Animal liberation by Peter Singer ( Book )
56 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that those who oppose human suffering must also oppose inflicting suffering on animals
Practical ethics by Peter Singer ( Book )
38 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equality for animals - Euthanasia - Embryo and foetus - Abortion - Ethics
One world : the ethics of globalization by Peter Singer ( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,815 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 )
39 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 2,313 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 )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,207 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."--BOOK JACKET
A companion to bioethics by Helga Kuhse ( )
45 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Building on the model used by Peter Singer in his Companion To Ethics, this text consists of 47 essays designed to present the key issues and concepts in bioethics
Hegel by Peter Singer ( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 1,736 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
In defence of animals by Peter Singer ( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 1,497 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
Rethinking life & death : the collapse of our traditional ethics by Peter Singer ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,465 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
The way we eat : why our food choices matter by Peter Singer ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,440 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 president of good & evil : the ethics of George W. Bush by Peter Singer ( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,378 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
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 1,352 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)
Animal rights and human obligations by Tom Regan ( Book )
8 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 1,290 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 )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Should the baby live? : the problem of handicapped infants by Helga Kuhse ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,193 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 )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 1,175 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
Writings on an ethical life by Peter Singer ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
A Darwinian Left : politics, evolution, and cooperation by Peter Singer ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 991 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."--BOOK JACKET
Test-tube babies : a guide to moral questions, present techniques, and future possibilities ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics into action : Henry Spira and the animal rights movement by Peter Singer ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How can one person make the world a better place? Henry Spira's extraordinary life as an activist shows that an individual can make a difference. By thinking about how giant corporations might be vulnerable, he found ways to change their practices and save the lives and health of animals all over the United States. Spira has led Revlon, Avon, and other cosmetics companies to change their testing procedures so that the words "not tested on animals" now appear on most cosmetic products - and are true. He stopped bizarre sex experiments on cats at a famous American museum, saved millions of American cattle from having their faces scorched with hot iron brands, and saved even larger numbers of animals from pointless drug testing. This book tells the inspiring story of a lifelong activist whose creativity and careful thought set the standard for the animal rights movement in the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET
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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
English (429)
German (7)
Dutch (5)
Portuguese (2)
Polish (2)
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Spanish (1)