ISBN 9780521439718,Practical Ethics

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ISBN 9780521439718
Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 1993
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780521439718

ISBN-10 052143971X
Binding

Paperback

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 411 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Medical genetics

The book's primary readership remains teachers and students of ethics whether in philosophy or some other branch of the humanities or social sciences. However, such is the clarity of the book's style and structure that it should interest any thinking person concerned with the most difficult social problems facing us as we approach the twenty-first century.

Peter Singer's remarkably clear and comprehensive Practical Ethics has become a classic introduction to applied ethics since its publication in 1979 and has been translated into many languages. For this second edition the author has revised all the existing chapters, added two new ones, and updated the bibliography. He has also added an appendix describing some of the deep misunderstanding of and consequent violent reaction to the book in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland where the book has tested the limits of freedom of speech. The focus of the book is the application of ethics to difficult and controversial social questions.
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