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Ethics in the Real World - 2017 - (9780691178479)

Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter

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Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He first became well known internationally in 1975 with the publication of Animal Liberation. His other books include How Are We to Live?, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), and The Most Good You Can Do. He divides his time between Princeton and Melbourne.

Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, 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.In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and what is the value of the pale blue dot that is our planet. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer's thoughts on one of his favorite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast. Now with a new afterword by the author, this provocative and original book will challenge--and possibly change--your beliefs about many real-world ethical questions.

Introduction ixAcknowledgments xvBig QuestionsThe Value of a Pale Blue Dot 3Does Anything Matter? 6Is There Moral Progress? 9God and Suffering, Again 12Godless Morality (with Marc Hauser) 15Are We Ready for a "Morality Pill"? (with Agata Sagan) 19The Quality of Mercy 23Thinking about the Dead 27Should This Be the Last Generation? 31Philosophy on Top 35AnimalsEurope's Ethical Eggs 41If Fish Could Scream 44Cultural Bias against Whaling? 47A Case for Veganism 50Consider the Turkey: Thoughts for Thanksgiving 55In Vitro Meat 60Chimpanzees Are People, Too 63The Cow Who . . . 66Beyond the Ethic of the Sanctity of LifeThe Real Abortion Tragedy 73Treating (or Not) the Tiniest Babies 77Pulling Back the Curtain on the Mercy Killing of Newborns 81No Diseases for Old Men 85When Doctors Kill 89Choosing Death 93Dying in Court 97Bioethics and Public HealthThe Human Genome and the Genetic Supermarket 103The Year of the Clone? 106Kidneys for Sale? 110The Many Crises of Health Care 114Public Health versus Private Freedom? 118Weigh More, Pay More 122Should We Live to 1,000? 125Population and the Pope 129Sex and GenderShould Adult Sibling Incest Be a Crime? 135Homosexuality Is Not Immoral 139Virtual Vices 142A Private Affair? 146How Much Should Sex Matter? (with Agata Sagan) 150God and Woman in Iran 154Doing GoodThe One-PercentSolution 159Holding Charities Accountable 163Blatant Benevolence 167Good Charity, Bad Charity 171Heartwarming Causes Are Nice, But Let's Give to Charity with Our Heads 175The Ethical Cost of High-Price Art 179Preventing Human Extinction (with Nick Beckstead and Matt Wage) 182HappinessHappiness, Money, and Giving It Away 191Can We Increase Gross National Happiness? 195The High Cost of Feeling Low 199No Smile Limit 202Happy, Nevertheless 205PoliticsBentham's Fallacies, Then and Now 211The Founding Fathers' Fiscal Crisis 215Why Vote? 219Free Speech, Muhammad, and the Holocaust 222The Use and Abuse of Religious Freedom 225An Honest Man? 229Is Citizenship a Right? 232The Spying Game 236A Statue for Stalin? 239Should We Honor Racists? 243Global GovernanceEscaping the Refugee Crisis 249Is Open Diplomacy Possible? 253The Ethics of Big Food 257Fairness and Climate Change (with Teng Fei) 260Will the Polluters Pay for Climate Change? 264Why Are They Serving Meat at a Climate Change Conference? (with Frances Kissling) 268Dethroning King Coal 273Paris and the Fate of the Earth 277Science and Technology A Clear Case for Golden Rice 283Life Made to Order 287Rights for Robots? (with Agata Sagan) 291A Dream for the Digital Age 295A Universal Library 298The Tragic Cost of Being Unscientific 302Living, Playing, Working How to Keep a New Year's Resolution 307Why Pay More? 310Tiger Mothers or Elephant Mothers? 313Volkswagen and the Future of Honesty 317Is Doping Wrong? 321Is It OK to Cheat at Football? 324A Surfing Reflection 328Afterword to the Paperback Edition 331Index 335

  • Utgitt: 2017
  • Innbinding: Heftet (myke permer)
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • ISBN13: 9780691178479
  • Forlag: Princeton University Press
  • Sider: 376

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