In Singer's book, the idea of the animal rights movement is set in the context of scientific knowledge, philosophy, and ethics. This highly readable account gives an invaluable introduction to modern thought on animal rights. (Animals/Pets)
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He is author of Animal Liberation, first published in 1975, and is widely credited with triggering the modern animal-rights movement. His Companion to Ethics is one of the most widely used texts in 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.
In Defense of Animals: . The Second Wave. Preface Peter Singer. Part One The Ideas. 1 Utilitarianism and Animals. Gaverick Matheny. 2 The Scientific Basis for Assessing Suffering in Animals. Marian Stamp Dawkins. 3 The Animal Debate: A Re-Examination. Paola Cavalieri. 4 On the Question of Personhood Beyond Homo sapiens. David DeGrazia. 5 Religion and Animals. Paul Waldau. . Part Two The Problems. 6 Speciesism in the Laboratory. Richard Ryder. 7 Brave New Farm?. Jim Mason and Mary Finelli. 8 Outlawed in Europe. Clare Druce and Philip Lymbery. 9 Against Zoos. Dale Jamieson. 10 To Eat the Laughing Animal. Dale Peterson. Part Three Activists and Their Strategies. 11 How Austria Achieved a Historic Breakthrough for Animals. Martin Balluch. 12 Butcher Knives into Pruning Hooks: Doing Civil Disobedience for Animals. Pelle Strindlund. 13 Opening Cages, Opening Eyes: An Investigation and Open Rescue at an Egg Factory Farm. Miyun Park. 14 Living and Working in Defense of Animals. Matt Ball. 15 Effective Advocacy: Stealing From the Corporate Playbook. Bruce Friedrich. 16 Moving the Media: From Foe, or Indifferent Stranger, to Friend Karen Dawn. 17 The CEO as Animal Activist: John Mackey and Whole Foods. John Mackey, Karen Dawn and Lauren Ornelas. 18 Ten Points for Activists. Henry Spira and Peter Singer. . A Final Word. Peter Singer. Further Reading, Useful Organizations
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