Item #279695 Ethics

Ethics

Oxford University Press, USA, May 1994. Paper Back. Used - Very Good. Item #279695
ISBN: 0192892452

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? To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Peter

Singer has drawn on anthropology, evolution, game theory, and works of fiction, in addition to the classic moral philosophy of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Kant, and Confucius. 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. From the debates of Socrates and the profound writing of Rousseau to Jane Goodall's reflections on the ethics of chimpanzee kinship and Luther's commentary on the Sixth Commandment (thou shalt not kill), this engaging reader

offers a complete and thorough introduction to the fascinating world of ethical debate.

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To capture the essentials of what we know about the origins and nature of ethics, Singer has drawn on anthropology, history, observations of non-human animals, the theory of evolution, game theory, and works of fiction. 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.

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