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Ethics (Oxford Readers) Paperback – May 12, 1994

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  • Series: Oxford Readers
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (May 12, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192892452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192892454
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Singer is DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. He has made numerous TV appearances talking about ethics and animal rights; he is general editor of `Studies in Bioethics' (OUP); extremely well known in Australia and a big name in ethics throughout the world.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anna Karenina on February 7, 2007
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Apart from being a fine philosopher, Singer is also an excellent editor. I have been using this anthology for years in ethics classes and students like it very much. The selections are short and to the point. There are selections from all historical periods covering most of the major viewpoints. What makes the anthology exceptional is that Singer also includes intriguing, unexpected material, like a short selection about the desert saints, a piece about a relationship between Kant and a friend, a short selection about Gandhi. There's also a fine selection of material about primate ethics. A really good book for classroom use, but also a great collection for the general reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Product Auditor on October 13, 2008
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This is a very good intro to ethics and meta-ethics. Singer is a good writer and his piece at the beginning is almost worth the price of the book alone. It's more of an overview of the classic texts than a state of the art primer on modern research (e.g. the newest primate studies, psychological / neuroscience based studies, etc.).... then again it was written in 1994. Anyway, a good book if you want to read up on classic texts, but might want to go elsewhere for newer stuff.
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By Shane Mabrey on August 4, 2013
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Easy read for the novice philosopher as well as a good brief read for someone more advanced. Singer does a great job of compiling the thoughts of some of the worlds greatest minds on Ethics.
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