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The Resource Ethics in the real world : 82 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer

Ethics in the real world : 82 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer

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Ethics in the real world : 82 brief essays on things that matter
Title
Ethics in the real world
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82 brief essays on things that matter
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Peter Singer
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eng
Summary
"In Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words. In this book of brief essays, he 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 decriminalized, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news."--Cover
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1946-
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Singer, Peter
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ977.A8
LC item number
S56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Ethics, Modern
  • Essays
  • Ethics
  • Self-interest
  • Social ethics
  • Éthique appliquée
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Ethics in the real world : 82 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer
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Contents
Big questions. The value of a pale blue dot ; Does anything matter? ; Is there moral progress? ; God and suffering, again ; Godless morality / with Marc Hauser ; Are we ready for a "morality pill?" / with Agata Sagan ; The quality of mercy ; Thinking about the dead ; Should this be the last generation? ; Philosophy on top -- Animals. Europe's ethical eggs ; If fish could scream ; Cultural bias against whaling? ; A case for veganism ; Consider the turkey: thoughts for thanksgiving ; In vitro meat ; Chimpanzees are people, too ; The cow who ... -- Beyond the ethic of the sanctity of life. The real abortion tragedy ; Treating (or not) the tiniest babies ; Pulling back the curtain on the mercy killing of newborns ; No diseases for old men ; When doctors kill ; Choosing death ; Dying in court -- Bioethics and public health. The human genome and the genetic supermarket ; The year of the clone? ; Kidneys for sale? The many crises of health care ; Public health versus private freedom ; Weigh more, pay more ; Should we live to 1,000? ; Population and the Pope -- Sex and gender. Should adult sibling incest be a crime? ; Homosexuality is not immoral ; Virtual vices ; A private affair? ; How much should sex matter? / with Agata Sagan ; God and woman in Iran -- Doing good. The one-percent solution ; Holding charities accountable ; Blatant benevolence ; Good charity, bad charity ; Heartwarming causes are nice, but let's give to charity with our heads ; The ethical cost of high-price art ; Preventing human extinction / with Nick Beckstead and Matt Wage -- Happiness. Happiness, money, and giving it away ; Can we increase gross national happiness? ; The high cost of feeling low ; No smile limit ; Happy, nevertheless -- Politics. Bentham's fallacies, then and now ; The founding fathers' fiscal crisis ; Why vote? ; Free speech, Muhammad, and the Holocaust ; The use and abuse of religious freedom ; An honest man? ; Is citizenship a right? ; The spying game ; A statue for Stalin? ; Should we honor racists? -- Global governance. Escaping the refugee crisis ; Is open diplomacy possible? ; The ethics of big food ; Fairness and climate change / with Teng Fei ; Will the polluters pay for climate change? ; Why are they serving meat at a climate change conference? / with Frances Kissling ; Dethroning king coal ; Paris and the fate of the earth -- Science and technology. A clear case for golden rice ; Life made to order ; Rights for robots? / with Agata Sagan ; A dream for the digital age ; A universal library ; The tragic cost of being unscientific -- Living, playing, working : How to keep a New Year's resolution ; Why pay more? ; Tiger mothers or elephant mothers? ; Volkswagen and the future of honesty ; Is doping wrong? ; Is it OK to cheat at football? ; A surfing reflection
Control code
958295726
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691172477
Lccn
2016935598
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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(OCoLC)958295726
Label
Ethics in the real world : 82 brief essays on things that matter, Peter Singer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Big questions. The value of a pale blue dot ; Does anything matter? ; Is there moral progress? ; God and suffering, again ; Godless morality / with Marc Hauser ; Are we ready for a "morality pill?" / with Agata Sagan ; The quality of mercy ; Thinking about the dead ; Should this be the last generation? ; Philosophy on top -- Animals. Europe's ethical eggs ; If fish could scream ; Cultural bias against whaling? ; A case for veganism ; Consider the turkey: thoughts for thanksgiving ; In vitro meat ; Chimpanzees are people, too ; The cow who ... -- Beyond the ethic of the sanctity of life. The real abortion tragedy ; Treating (or not) the tiniest babies ; Pulling back the curtain on the mercy killing of newborns ; No diseases for old men ; When doctors kill ; Choosing death ; Dying in court -- Bioethics and public health. The human genome and the genetic supermarket ; The year of the clone? ; Kidneys for sale? The many crises of health care ; Public health versus private freedom ; Weigh more, pay more ; Should we live to 1,000? ; Population and the Pope -- Sex and gender. Should adult sibling incest be a crime? ; Homosexuality is not immoral ; Virtual vices ; A private affair? ; How much should sex matter? / with Agata Sagan ; God and woman in Iran -- Doing good. The one-percent solution ; Holding charities accountable ; Blatant benevolence ; Good charity, bad charity ; Heartwarming causes are nice, but let's give to charity with our heads ; The ethical cost of high-price art ; Preventing human extinction / with Nick Beckstead and Matt Wage -- Happiness. Happiness, money, and giving it away ; Can we increase gross national happiness? ; The high cost of feeling low ; No smile limit ; Happy, nevertheless -- Politics. Bentham's fallacies, then and now ; The founding fathers' fiscal crisis ; Why vote? ; Free speech, Muhammad, and the Holocaust ; The use and abuse of religious freedom ; An honest man? ; Is citizenship a right? ; The spying game ; A statue for Stalin? ; Should we honor racists? -- Global governance. Escaping the refugee crisis ; Is open diplomacy possible? ; The ethics of big food ; Fairness and climate change / with Teng Fei ; Will the polluters pay for climate change? ; Why are they serving meat at a climate change conference? / with Frances Kissling ; Dethroning king coal ; Paris and the fate of the earth -- Science and technology. A clear case for golden rice ; Life made to order ; Rights for robots? / with Agata Sagan ; A dream for the digital age ; A universal library ; The tragic cost of being unscientific -- Living, playing, working : How to keep a New Year's resolution ; Why pay more? ; Tiger mothers or elephant mothers? ; Volkswagen and the future of honesty ; Is doping wrong? ; Is it OK to cheat at football? ; A surfing reflection
Control code
958295726
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691172477
Lccn
2016935598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958295726

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