Ethics

Paperback | April 1, 1994

EditorPeter Singer

not yet rated|write a review
This book is not a conventional reader in moral philosophy. To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter Singer has drawn on anthropology, history, observation of non-human animals, the theory of evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, inaddition to moral philosophy. By choosing some of the finest pieces of writing, old and new, in and about ethics, he conveys the intellectual excitement of the search for basic questions about how we ought to live.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$54.95

Ships within 1-3 weeks
Ships free on orders over $25

From Our Editors

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? This book is not a conventional reader in moral philosophy. To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature o...

From the Publisher

This book is not a conventional reader in moral philosophy. To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter Singer has drawn on anthropology, history, observation of non-human animals, the theory of evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, inaddition to moral philosophy. By choosing some of ...

From the Jacket

This book is not a conventional reader in moral philosophy. By choosing some of the finest pieces of writing, old and new, in and about ethics, this book conveys the intellectual excitement of the search for answers to basic questions about how we ought to live.

Peter Singer is Professor and Deputy Director at the Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Victoria. 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.

other books by Peter Singer

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

Hardcover|Sep 13 2016

$25.15 online$34.95list price(save 28%)
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Cha...

Paperback|Jun 14 2016

$20.90 online$20.95list price
One World Now: The Ethics Of Globalization
One World Now: The Ethics Of Globalization

Paperback|Sep 27 2016

$20.29 online$20.95list price
see all books by Peter Singer
Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:April 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192892452

ISBN - 13:9780192892454

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Ethics

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

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? This book is not a conventional reader in moral philosophy. To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter Singer has drawn on anthropology, history, observations of non-human animals, the theory of evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, in addition to moral philosophy. By choosing some of the finest pieces of writing, old and new, in and about ethics, he conveys the intellectual excitement of the search for answers to basic questions about how we ought to live.