Search Results: "Peter Singer"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 1980

"Certainly sociobiology does not have the last word in ethics, but Singer's defense of Reason as the way out is unconvincing and similarly inadequate."
Peter Singer's critique of sociobiology as applied to ethics falls into the it's-okay-but-it-presumes-too-much school. Read full book review >

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FAMINE, AFFLUENCE, AND MORALITY by Peter Singer
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 2, 2015

"A useful compendium of a seminal article and its offshoots, and it couldn't be timelier."
A distinguished philosopher offers his past and present thinking on the subject of moral obligations that members of affluent societies have to those living in extreme poverty. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"There's enough forceful material here to make this a standard- bearer in what may soon become a major ethical debate."
Look an orangutan straight in the eye and what do you see? Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 27, 1975

"An inexorable, deliberately unemotional argument which reminds us that fundamental moral issues, like the Man upon the Stair, won't go away just by wishing."
A tactless boor, this Peter Singer, who has the nerve not only to subject sophisticated audiences to a lengthy vegetarian and antivivisectionist argument, but to do it with great eloquence and intellectual force. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"By going to the very core of our beliefs about life, Singer has created just about as controversial a book as possible."
The doctrine of the sanctity of human life is in deep trouble, claims Australian philospher Singer (The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology, 1981, etc.), who gives his own clear ideas of what should replace it in this decidedly provocative work. Read full book review >

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PRACTICAL ETHICS by Peter Singer
Released: Jan. 1, 1979

"But, whatever the objections, this is a superb performance, rich in substance and immaculately written: critical thinking at its creative best."
Singer (like Socrates) takes philosophy and puts it where it belongs—in the market place. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 10, 2009

"Persuasive arguments and disturbing statistics, laced with stories of some generous and selfish people."
Controversial philosopher Singer (Bioethics/Princeton Univ.; The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush, 2004, etc.) lays out the haves' moral obligation to the have-nots. Read full book review >

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WRITINGS ON AN ETHICAL LIFE by Peter Singer
Released: Oct. 15, 2000

"Not everyone's cup of tea, but we're urged to make the effort."
Stimulating albeit uncomfortable reading, as all good philosophy is. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2003

"A compelling look at a modest figure in the Freud-Adler controversy."
A moving biography of classical scholar David Oppenheim by his grandson, eminent philosopher Singer (Rethinking Life and Death, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2004

"High-concept ammunition for the anti-Bush crowd as the 2004 race heats up."
If George W. Bush fell down in a forest, would he know it? Read full book review >

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Released: May 19, 1980

"Given the constraints imposed by the format, he has done a first-rate job."
Confronted with the difficult task of trying to say something both introductory and meaningful about the prolific and world-shaking Karl Marx, philosopher Peter Singer (Monash Univ., Australia) has opted for a minimum of biography and a concentration on the "status" of Marx's writings. Read full book review >

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ETHICS IN THE REAL WORLD by Peter Singer
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Many pieces could well inspire conversations—and arguments—that deepen and complicate the crucial moral and ethical issues that Singer presents."
Collected opinion pieces from a renowned ethicist. Read full book review >