- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reissue edition (February 24, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0061711306
- ISBN-13: 978-0061711305
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Peter Singer's other books include Writings on an Ethical Life, Practical Ethics, and The Life You Can Save, among many others. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.
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I enjoy this book greatly. I am not going to discuss about the book because I believe there had already been many reviewers on here who did an excellent job on writing about it. I am really glad, however, that a modern philosopher, like Singer, took great interests in ending animals suffering and believe it firmly to write such an excellent book. It is really difficult personally, for me to "persuade" others to re-consider the way they consume meat daily. I took me almost 2 years to persuade my husband to watch "Earthings" because he, like many other people that I know of, said: "I don't want to watch it....I like to eat meat and I like the freedom to choose whatever I want to eat...." I have heard this response many time from many people who will not change or reconsider the way they consume meat. The bottom line is, they only care about their individual "right"; to eat whatever they choose because they think they are entitled to. It is sad, but it also happens to the most dedicated, religious people whom I've known.
My hope is for Singer and many other writers to continue to deliver this important message to the mass - ending animals suffering and to learn how to be a compassionate human being.
One complaint is, in the Index, Aquinas is said to appear on pages 186, 193-195, and 244. I complain because Aquinas is also mentioned on page 196. I know, I'm splitting hairs.
I highly recommend it; I expect it would change what you eat for dinner.
Bad: the writing is at times difficult to fully comprehend on the first read, Peter Singer definitely authors on a university level that may prove to be intimidating for younger/ less experienced readers
This book is a requisite read for anyone with interest in animal rights/ethics. I began reading this book when I became a vegan. I started reading the 2nd. edition (1990) that a vegan friend gave to me, and decided to finish reading with the most updated/ 4th. edition (2009). This book is a great reference for ethics/philosophy. It also seems like the closest thing to what most of us will have to being a student of Peter Singer.