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A Companion to ethics / edited by Peter Singer.

Contributor(s): Singer, Peter, 1946-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Blackwell companions to philosophy: 2.Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 1993, c1991Edition: With corrections.Description: xxii, 565 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780631187851 (pbk.); 0631187855 (pbk.).Other title: Ethics.Subject(s): Ethics | Social ethics
Contents:
Peter Singer -- The origin of ethics / Mary Midgley -- Ethics in small-scale societies / George Silberbauer -- Ancient ethics / Gerald A. Larue -- Indian ethics / Purusottama Bilimoria -- Buddhist ethics / Padmasiri De Silva -- Classical Chinese ethics / Chad Hansen -- Jewish ethics / Menachem Kellner -- Christian ethics / Ronald Preston -- Islamic ethics / Azim Nanji -- Ethics in ancient Greece / Christopher Rowe -- Medieval and Renaissance ethics / John Haldane -- Modern moral philosophy / J.B. Schneewind -- Natural law / Stephen Buckle -- Kantian ethics / Onora O'Neill -- The social contract tradition / Will Kymlicka -- Egoism / Kurt Baier -- Contemporary deontology / Nancy (Ann) Davis -- An ethic of prima facie duties / Jonathan Dancy -- Consequentialism / Philip Pettit -- Utility and the good / Robert E. Goodin -- Virtue theory / Greg Pence -- Rights / Brenda Almond -- World poverty / Nigel Dower -- Environmental ethics / Robert Elliot -- Euthanasia / Helga Kuhse -- Abortion / Mary Anne Warren -- Sex / Raymond A. Belliotti -- Personal relationships / Hugh Lafollette -- Equality, discrimination, and preferential treatment / Bernard R. Boxill -- Animals / Lori Gruen -- Business ethics / Robert C. Solomon -- Crime and punishment / C.L. Ten -- Politics and the problem of dirty hands / C.A.J. Coady -- War and peace / Jeff McMahan -- Realism / Michael Smith -- Intuitionism / Jonathan Dancy -- Naturalism / Charles R. Pigden -- Subjectivism / James Rachels -- Relativism / David Wong -- Universal prescriptivism / R.M. Hare -- Morality and psychological development / Laurence Thomas -- Method and moral theory / Dale Jamieson -- The idea of a female ethic / Jean Grimshaw -- The significance of evolution / Michael Ruse -- Marx against morality / Allen Wood -- How could ethics depend on religion? / Jonathan Berg -- The implications of determinism / Robert Young -- Peter Singer.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Peter Singer -- The origin of ethics / Mary Midgley -- Ethics in small-scale societies / George Silberbauer -- Ancient ethics / Gerald A. Larue -- Indian ethics / Purusottama Bilimoria -- Buddhist ethics / Padmasiri De Silva -- Classical Chinese ethics / Chad Hansen -- Jewish ethics / Menachem Kellner -- Christian ethics / Ronald Preston -- Islamic ethics / Azim Nanji -- Ethics in ancient Greece / Christopher Rowe -- Medieval and Renaissance ethics / John Haldane -- Modern moral philosophy / J.B. Schneewind -- Natural law / Stephen Buckle -- Kantian ethics / Onora O'Neill -- The social contract tradition / Will Kymlicka -- Egoism / Kurt Baier -- Contemporary deontology / Nancy (Ann) Davis -- An ethic of prima facie duties / Jonathan Dancy -- Consequentialism / Philip Pettit -- Utility and the good / Robert E. Goodin -- Virtue theory / Greg Pence -- Rights / Brenda Almond -- World poverty / Nigel Dower -- Environmental ethics / Robert Elliot -- Euthanasia / Helga Kuhse -- Abortion / Mary Anne Warren -- Sex / Raymond A. Belliotti -- Personal relationships / Hugh Lafollette -- Equality, discrimination, and preferential treatment / Bernard R. Boxill -- Animals / Lori Gruen -- Business ethics / Robert C. Solomon -- Crime and punishment / C.L. Ten -- Politics and the problem of dirty hands / C.A.J. Coady -- War and peace / Jeff McMahan -- Realism / Michael Smith -- Intuitionism / Jonathan Dancy -- Naturalism / Charles R. Pigden -- Subjectivism / James Rachels -- Relativism / David Wong -- Universal prescriptivism / R.M. Hare -- Morality and psychological development / Laurence Thomas -- Method and moral theory / Dale Jamieson -- The idea of a female ethic / Jean Grimshaw -- The significance of evolution / Michael Ruse -- Marx against morality / Allen Wood -- How could ethics depend on religion? / Jonathan Berg -- The implications of determinism / Robert Young -- Afterword / Peter Singer.

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Born in Australia, Singer received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Melbourne and, in 1971, his B. Phil from University College, Oxford. During his teaching career, he has held positions in philosophy in England, the United States, and Australia. While a student at Oxford, Singer was deeply affected by a group of people who had become vegetarians for ethical reasons. Joining their commitment to the rights of animals, he wrote Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals (1975), a persuasively reasoned, yet clearly understandable defense of the rights of animals. Singer's vocal concern for the proper treatment of animals has triggered a new appreciation of the anthropocentric bias of traditional Western moral philosophy; other philosophers have followed his lead. Complaining that ethical theorists have focused too intensely upon the rights, responsibilities, and treatment of humans, Singer dubs this malady "speciesism" and calls for a broader moral perspective---one that includes a sensitivity to the needs and concerns of other sentient creatures. (Bowker Author Biography)

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