Singer and His Critics

Singer and His Critics

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This is the first book devoted to the work of Peter Singer, one of the leaders of the practical ethics movement, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.Singer's metaethical views, his normative theory, and his substantive positions on such matters as the moral status of animals, the sanctity of human life, and famine relief are all subjected to scrutiny. Singer's replies to his critics importantly supplement what he has previously written and will be essential reading for anyone who wants to fully understand his views.In addition to Singer's lengthy replies, this volume contains new essays by leading philosophers from three continents: Richard J. Arneson, Roger Crisp, Lori Gruen, Richard Holton, Frank Jackson, Dale Jamieson, F. M. Kamm, Rae Langton, Colin McGinn, Rolmes Rolston III, Michael Smith, and Robert Solomon. R. M. Hare's previously published rejoinder to Singer, "Why I Am Only a Demi-Vegetarian" is also included.
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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 31.75mm | 843g
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1557869081
  • 9781557869081

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Notes on Contributors. Preface. 1. Singer and the Practical Ethics Movement: Dale Jamieson (Carleton College). 2. Noncognitivism, Validity, and Conditionals: Frank Jackson (Australian National University). 3. The Definition of "Moral": Michael Smith (Australian National University). 4. Peter Singer's Expanding Circle: Compassion and the Liberation of Ethics: Robert C. Solomon (University of Texas). 5. Teachers in an Age of Transition: Peter Singer (Monash University) and J. S. Mill: Roger Crisp (St Anne's College). 6. What, if Anything, Renders All Humans Morally Equal? Richard J. Arneson (University of California at San Diego). 7. Must Utilitarians be Impartial? Lori Gruen (Stanford University). 8. Our Duties to Animals and the Poor: Colin McGinn (Rutgers University). 9. Famine Ethics: the Problem of Moral Distance and Singer's Ethical Theory: F. M. Kamm (New York University). 10. Empathy and Animal Ethics: Richard Holton and Rae Langton (University of Sheffield). 11. Why I am Only a Demi-Vegetarian: R. M. Hare (University of Oxford). 12. Respect for Life: Counting What Singer Finds of No Account: Holmes Rolston III (Colorado State University). 13. A Response: Peter Singer (Monash University). 14. Peter Singer: Selected Publications, 1970-1998. Index.
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