A Companion to Ethics

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Peter Singer
Wiley, 20 ago. 1993 - 592 páginas
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In this volume, some of today's most distinguished philosophers survey the whole field of ethics, from its origins, through the great ethical traditions, to theories of how we ought to live, arguments about specific ethical issues, and the nature of ethics itself. The book can be read straight through from beginning to end; yet the inclusion of a multi-layered index, coupled with a descriptive outline of contents and bibliographies of relevant literature, means that the volume also serves as a work of reference, both for those coming afresh to the study of ethics and for readers already familiar with the subject.

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Oxford's encyclopedia is, well, encyclopedic, while this book helps put the various schools of thought in a meaningful context withing the framework of ethics and philosophy. Nicely done. Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - almigwin - LibraryThing

Very useful compendium with good bibliography. Covers most topics succinctly. I especially liked the section on consequentialism. Leer reseña completa

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Sobre el autor (1993)

Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is the author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His Practical Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in applied ethics, and Rethinking Life and Death received the 1995 National Book Council's Banjo Award for non-fiction. He was the foundation president of the International Association of Bioethics.

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