Saturday, November 15, 2008
Peter Singer: Unsanctifying Human Life
Helga Kuhse (ed), 2002, Peter Singer: Unsanctifying Human Life, Essays on Ethics, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing
Peter Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp professor of bioethics at the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University.
Helga Kuhse is Honorary Research Fellow at Monash University and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Peter Singer is regarded as one of the world's most famous or infamous philosophers with huge followings of people who loved his teachings or hated them. He advocates animal rights, infanticide, euthanasia, fair allocation of scarce healthcare resources, embryo experimentation, environmental responsibilities, and reflections on how we should live.
This book is a collection some of Singer's best and most challenging articles from 1971-2002. As the man is a prolific writer and speaker, I find it helpful to have some of his more diverse work in one volume.