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    Peter Singer (1993). Practical Ethics. Cambridge University Press.
    Peter Singer's remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages. For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography. He has also added an appendix describing some of the deep misunderstanding of and consequent violent reaction to the book in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where the book has tested the limits of (...)
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    Peter Singer (ed.) (1990). Animal Liberation. Avon Books.
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    Peter Singer (2002). One World: The Ethics of Globalization. Yale University Press.
    In a new preface, Peter Singer discusses the prospects for the ethical approach he advocates."--BOOK JACKET.
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    Peter Singer (2009). The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to Stop World Poverty. Random House.
    Acting Now to End World Poverty Peter Singer. were our own, and we cannot deny that the suffering and death are bad. The second premise is also very difficult to reject, because it leaves us some wiggle room when it comes to situations in ...
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  5. Peter Singer (2005). Ethics and Intuitions. Journal of Ethics 9 (3-4):331 - 352.
    For millennia, philosophers have speculated about the origins of ethics. Recent research in evolutionary psychology and the neurosciences has shed light on that question. But this research also has normative significance. A standard way of arguing against a normative ethical theory is to show that in some circumstances the theory leads to judgments that are contrary to our common moral intuitions. If, however, these moral intuitions are the biological residue of our evolutionary history, it is not clear why we should (...)
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  6. Peter Singer (1972). Famine, Affluence, and Morality. Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (3):229-243.
    As I write this, in November 1971, people are dying in East Bengal from lack of food, shelter, and medical caxc. The suffering and death that are occurring there now axe not inevitable, 1101; unavoidable in any fatalistic sense of the term. Constant poverty, a cyclone, and a civil war have turned at least nine million people into destitute refugees; nevertheless, it is not beyond Lhe capacity of the richer nations to give enough assistance to reduce any further suffering to (...)
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  7. Peter Singer (1981/1983). The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Peter Singer, One World.
    If we agree with the notion of a global community, then we must extend our concepts of justice, fairness, and equity beyond national borders by supporting measures to decrease global warming and to increase foreign aid, argues Peter Singer.
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  9. Peter Singer (1996). Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics. St. Martin's Griffin.
    The new commandments according to Rethinking Life and Death . --If you must take human life, take responsibility for the consequences of your decisions. --All human life is not of equal worth treat beings in accordance to the ethical situation at hand. --Respect a person's desire to live or die. A profound and provocative work, Rethinking Life and Death , in the tradition of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World , examines the ethical dilemmas that confront us as we near the (...)
     
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  10. Tom Regan & Peter Singer (eds.) (1989). Animal Rights and Human Obligations. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Peter Singer (1995/1997). How Are We to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest. Oxford University Press.
    B'Imagine that you could choose a book that everyone in the world would read. My choice would be this book.' Roger Crisp, Ethics -/- Many people have an uneasy feeling that they may be missing out on something basic that would give their lives a significance it currently lacks. But how should we live? What is there to stop us behaving selfishly? In a highly readable account which makes reference to a wide variety of sources and everyday issues, Peter Singer (...)
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    Peter Singer (ed.) (2013). In Defense of Animals. Wiley-Blackwell.
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  13. Peter Singer (2011). The Expanding Circle: Ethics, Evolution, and Moral Progress. Princeton University Press.
    Preface to the 2011 edition -- Preface -- The origins of altruism -- The biological basis of ethics -- From evolution to ethics? -- Reason -- Reason and genes -- A new understanding of ethics.
     
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  14. Peter Singer (1974). Sidgwick and Reflective Equilibrium. The Monist 58 (3):490-517.
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  15. Peter Singer (1989). All Animals Are Equal. In Tom Regan & Peter Singer (eds.), Animal Rights and Human Obligations. Oxford University Press 215--226.
    In recent years a number of oppressed groups have campaigned vigorously for equality. The classic instance is the Black Liberation movement, which demands an end to the prejudice and discrimination that has made blacks second-class citizens. The immediate appeal of the black liberation movement and its initial, if limited, success made it a model for other oppressed groups to follow. We became familiar with liberation movements for Spanish-Americans, gay people, and a variety of other minorities. When a majority group—women—began their (...)
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  16. Peter Singer (2009). Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement. Ecco Book/Harper Perennial.
     
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    Peter Singer, The Singer Solution to World Poverty.
    In the Brazilian film "Central Station," Dora is a retired schoolteacher who makes ends meet by sitting at the station writing letters for illiterate people. Suddenly she has an opportunity to pocket $1,000. All she has to do is persuade a homeless 9-year-old boy to follow her to an address she has been given. (She is told he will be adopted by wealthy foreigners.) She delivers the boy, gets the money, spends some of it on a television set and settles (...)
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    Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek & Peter Singer (2010). Secrecy in Consequentialism: A Defence of Esoteric Morality. Ratio 23 (1):34-58.
    Sidgwick's defence of esoteric morality has been heavily criticized, for example in Bernard Williams's condemnation of it as 'Government House utilitarianism.' It is also at odds with the idea of morality defended by Kant, Rawls, Bernard Gert, Brad Hooker, and T.M. Scanlon. Yet it does seem to be an implication of consequentialism that it is sometimes right to do in secret what it would not be right to do openly, or to advocate publicly. We defend Sidgwick on this issue, and (...)
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    Peter Singer & Karen Dawson (1988). IVF Technology and the Argument From Potential. Philosophy and Public Affairs 17 (2):87-104.
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  20. Peter Singer (2009). Speciesism and Moral Status. Metaphilosophy 40 (3-4):567-581.
    Many people believe that all human life is of equal value. Most of them also believe that all human beings have a moral status superior to that of nonhuman animals. But how are these beliefs to be defended? The mere difference of species cannot in itself determine moral status. The most obvious candidate for regarding human beings as having a higher moral status than animals is the superior cognitive capacity of humans. People with profound mental retardation pose a problem for (...)
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  21. Peter Singer & Paola Cavalieri (eds.) (1993). The Great Ape Project. St. Martin's Griffin.
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    Peter Singer (ed.) (1994). Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    What is ethics? Where does it come from? Can we really hope to find any rational way of deciding how we ought to live? If we can, what would it be like, and how are we going to know when we have found it? To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter Singer has drawn on anthropology, evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, in addition to the classic moral philosophy of such (...)
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  23. Peter Singer (1980). Utilitarianism and Vegetarianism. Philosophy and Public Affairs 9 (4):325-337.
  24. Peter Singer (1999). A Darwinian Left Politics, Evolution and Cooperation.
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  25. Peter Singer (1979). Killing Humans and Killing Animals. Inquiry 22 (1-4):145 – 156.
    It is one thing to say that the suffering of non-human animals ought to be considered equally with the like suffering of humans; quite another to decide how the wrongness of killing non-human animals compares with the wrongness of killing human beings. It is argued that while species makes no difference to the wrongness of killing, the possession of certain capacities, in particular the capacity to see oneself as a distinct entity with a future, does. It is claimed, however, that (...)
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    Peter Singer & Utilitarian Animal Equality (forthcoming). Mark Silberg Seth Mayer Ethics and the Environment 2 February 2011. Ethics and the Environment.
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  27. Peter Singer & Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek (2010). Secrecy in Consequentialism: A Defence of Esoteric Morality. Ratio 23 (1):34-58.
    Sidgwick's defence of esoteric morality has been heavily criticized, for example in Bernard Williams's condemnation of it as 'Government House utilitarianism.' It is also at odds with the idea of morality defended by Kant, Rawls, Bernard Gert, Brad Hooker, and T.M. Scanlon. Yet it does seem to be an implication of consequentialism that it is sometimes right to do in secret what it would not be right to do openly, or to advocate publicly. We defend Sidgwick on this issue, and (...)
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    Doris Schroeder & Peter Singer (2011). Access to Life-Saving Medicines and Intellectual Property Rights: An Ethical Assessment. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 20 (2):279-289.
    Dying before one’s time has been a prominent theme in classic literature and poetry. Catherine Linton’s youthful death in Wuthering Heights leaves behind a bereft Heathcliff and generations of mourning readers. The author herself, Emily Brontë, died young from tuberculosis. John Keats’ Ode on Melancholy captures the transitory beauty of 19th century human lives too often ravished by early death. Keats also died of tuberculosis, aged 25. “The bloom, whose petals nipped before they blew, died on the promise of the (...)
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    Peter Singer (ed.) (1991). A Companion to Ethics. Blackwell Reference.
    The origin of ethics MARY MIDGLEY i The search for justification WHERE does ethics come from? Two very different questions are combined here, ...
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    Peter Singer (1972). Moral Experts. Analysis 32 (4):115 - 117.
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  31. Peter W. Singer (2011). Robots at War: The New Battlefield. In Hew Strachan & Sibylle Scheipers (eds.), The Changing Character of War. OUP Oxford
     
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  32. Peter Singer & Renata Singer (eds.) (2005). The Moral of the Story: An Anthology of Ethics Through Literature. Wiley-Blackwell.
     
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    Peter Singer, Edmund Pellegrino & Mark Siegler (2001). Clinical Ethics Revisited. BMC Medical Ethics 2 (1):1-8.
    A decade ago, we reviewed the field of clinical ethics; assessed its progress in research, education, and ethics committees and consultation; and made predictions about the future of the field. In this article, we revisit clinical ethics to examine our earlier observations, highlight key developments, and discuss remaining challenges for clinical ethics, including the need to develop a global perspective on clinical ethics problems.
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  34. Agata Sagan & Peter Singer (2007). The Moral Status of Stem Cells. Metaphilosophy 38 (2-3):264–284.
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  35. Peter Singer (1978). Is Racial Discrimination Arbitrary? Philosophia 8 (2-3):185-203.
  36. Peter Singer (1972). Is Act-Utilitarianism Self-Defeating? Philosophical Review 81 (1):94-104.
    In his "consequences of utilitarianism", D. H. Hodgson argues that to act on the principle of act-Utilitarianism would have disastrous consequences, And that this principle must therefore be rejected. I attempt to refute his argument. The debate centers on whether there can be an act-Utilitarian justification for telling the truth and keeping promises.
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    Jonathan Breslin, Susan MacRae, Jennifer Bell & Peter Singer (2005). Top 10 Health Care Ethics Challenges Facing the Public: Views of Toronto Bioethicists. [REVIEW] BMC Medical Ethics 6 (1):1-8.
    Background There are numerous ethical challenges that can impact patients and families in the health care setting. This paper reports on the results of a study conducted with a panel of clinical bioethicists in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the purpose of which was to identify the top ethical challenges facing patients and their families in health care. A modified Delphi study was conducted with twelve clinical bioethicist members of the Clinical Ethics Group of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. (...)
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    Peter Singer, On the Appeal to Intuitions in Ethics.
    Even though it has always seemed to me so evidently erroneous, the view that we must test our normative theories against our intuitions has continued to have many adherents [...]. But now it faces its most serious challenge yet, in the form of <span class='Hi'>Peter</span> Unger's Living High and Letting Die. On one level this book is an attempt to tighten the argument I advanced in 'Famine, affluence and morality'. Unger argues that we do wrong when we fail to send (...)
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    Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (eds.) (1998). A Companion to Bioethics. Blackwell Publishers.
  40. Peter Singer (1990). Do Animals Feel Pain? In Peter. Singer (ed.), Animal Liberation. Avon Books
    Do animals other than humans feel pain? How do we know? Well, how do we know if anyone, human or nonhuman, feels pain? We know that we ourselves can feel pain. We know this from the direct experience of pain that we have when, for instance, somebody presses a lighted cigarette against the back of our hand. But how do we know that anyone else feels pain? We cannot directly experience anyone else's pain, whether that "anyone" is our best friend (...)
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  41. Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (eds.) (2006). Bioethics: An Anthology. Blackwell Pub..
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    Peter Singer & Helga Kuhse (1990). Zwischen Leben entscheiden: Eine Verteidigung. Analyse & Kritik 12 (2):119-130.
    We examine the view that all human life is of equal worth or sanctity. We find that this view is a legacy of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and cannot be justified in non-religious terms. We therefore argue that it should be rejected, and that we should openly acknowledge that some lives are of less worth than others. We then consider a common objection: that this will lead us down a slippery slope to Nazi-style atrocities. We give our reasons for finding this (...)
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    Laura Hawryluck, William Harvey, Louise Lemieux-Charles & Peter Singer (2002). Consensus Guidelines on Analgesia and Sedation in Dying Intensive Care Unit Patients. BMC Medical Ethics 3 (1):1-9.
    Background Intensivists must provide enough analgesia and sedation to ensure dying patients receive good palliative care. However, if it is perceived that too much is given, they risk prosecution for committing euthanasia. The goal of this study is to develop consensus guidelines on analgesia and sedation in dying intensive care unit patients that help distinguish palliative care from euthanasia. Methods Using the Delphi technique, panelists rated levels of agreement with statements describing how analgesics and sedatives should be given to dying (...)
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  44. Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (1989). Should the Baby Live? The Problem of Handicapped Infants. Noûs 23 (2):256-257.
     
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  45. Peter Singer (1995). Rethinking Life & Death the Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    Our traditional ways of thinking about life and death are collapsing. In a world of respirators and embryos stored for years in liquid nitrogen, we can no longer take the sanctity of human life as the cornerstone of our ethical outlook. In this controversial book Peter Singer argues that we cannot deal with the crucial issues of death, abortion, euthanasia, and the rights of nonhuman animals unless we sweep away the old ethic and build something new in its place. Singer (...)
     
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    Peter Singer (forthcoming). Os animais e a filosofia. Critica.
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    Peter Singer, Heavy Petting.
    Not so long ago, any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen as, at best, wanton lust, or worse, a perversion. One by one, the taboos have fallen. The idea that it could be wrong to use contraception in order to separate sex from reproduction is now merely quaint. If some religions still teach that masturbation is "selfabuse," that just shows how out of touch they have become. Sodomy? That's all part of the joy of (...)
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    Peter Singer, Is Doping Wrong?
    There is now a regular season for discussing drugs in sports, one that arrives every year with the Tour de France. This year, the overall leader, two other riders, and two teams were expelled or withdrew from the race as a result of failing, or missing, drug tests. The eventual winner, Alberto Contador, is himself alleged to have had a positive test result last year. So many leading cyclists have tested positive for drugs, or have admitted, from the safety (...)
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    Peter Singer (1987). Animal Liberation or Animal Rights? The Monist 70 (1):3-14.
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    Erik Nord, Andrew Street, Jeff Richardson, Helga Kuhse & Peter Singer (1996). The Significance of Age and Duration of Effect in Social Evaluation of Health Care. Health Care Analysis 4 (2):103-111.
    To give priority to the young over the elderly has been labelled ‘ageism’. People who express ‘ageist’ preferences may feel that, all else equal, an individual has greater right to enjoy additional life years the fewer life years he or she has already had. We shall refer to this asegalitarian ageism. They may also emphasise the greater expected duration of health benefits in young people that derives from their greater life expectancy. We may call thisutilitarian ageism. Both these forms of (...)
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