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    • The Most Good You Can Do

    • How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Effective altruism is built upon the simple, but profound, idea that living a fully ethical life involves doing the "most good you can do". Such a life requires an unsentimental view of charitable giving: To be a worthy recipient of our support, an organization must be able to demonstrate that it will do more good with our money or our time than other options open to us. Singer introduces us to an array of remarkable people who are restructuring their lives in accordance with these ideas and shows how living altruistically often leads to greater personal fulfillment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Thought provoking ideas

    • By J. Fizzle on 11-24-18

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Animal Liberation

    • The Definitive Classic of the Animal Movement
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Burl Eaman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1975, Animal Liberation created a sensation upon its release, shaking the world's philosophical and animal-protection circles to their cores. Now, 40 years later, Peter Singer's landmark work still looms large as a foundational and canonical text of animal advocacy. Arguing that all beings capable of suffering deserve equal consideration, Singer contends that the only justifiable treatment of animals is that which maximizes good and minimizes suffering.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a highly worthwhile classic

    • By "ge-ko" on 06-30-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Ethics in the Real World

    • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation and Practical Ethics, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful range of topics

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hegel: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Christine Williams
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hegel is regarded as one of the most influential figures on modern political and intellectual development. After painting Hegel's life and times in broad strokes, Peter Singer goes on to tackle some of the more challenging aspects of Hegel's philosophy. Offering a broad discussion of Hegel's ideas and an account of his major works, Singer explains what have often been considered abstruse and obscure ideas in a clear and inviting manner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent introduction, if a bit biased.

    • By snakegandhi on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • One World Now

    • The Ethics of Globalization
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    One World Now seamlessly integrates major developments of the past decade into Peter Singer's classic text on the ethics of globalization, One World. Singer, often described as the world's most influential philosopher, here addresses such essential concerns as climate change, economic globalization, foreign aid, human rights, immigration, and the responsibility to protect people from genocide and crimes against humanity, whatever country they may be in. Every issue is considered from an ethical perspective.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Marx: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Marx: A Very Short Introduction, Peter Singer identifies the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. He sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English, he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cogent introduction

    • By Luke P. on 06-03-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Way We Eat

    • Why Our Food Choices Matter
    • By: Peter Singer, Jim Mason
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Eating is about more than satisfying our hunger. It's also about the environment, social justice, personal development, and sustainable living. Many Americans already know this. We're eating less red meat and more organically produced foods, and most restaurants offer vegetarian options. But do we really know the truth about mechanized animal farming and slaughterhouses, herbicide and pesticide use, and labels that promise "Certified Humane"?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Glad I'm A Vegetarian!

    • By James on 10-22-09

    Regular price: $25.86

    • Liberación animal [Animal Liberation]

    • El clásico definitivo del movimiento animalista
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Arturo López
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En Libración animal, Peter Singer denuncia el «especismo» (el prejuicio de creer que existe una especie, la humana, superior a todas las demás) y expone la escalofriante realidad de las granjas industriales y los procedimientos de experimentación con animales, echando abajo las justificaciones que los defienden y ofreciendo alternativas a un dilema moral, social y medioambiental. Este libro es un persuasivo llamamiento a la conciencia, la decencia, y la justicia y una lectura esencial tanto para el ya convencido como para el escéptico.

    Regular price: $22.67

    • Ethics in the Real World

    • 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: James Saunders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Peter Singer is often described as the world's most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect as an audiobook

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-22-17

    Regular price: $21.50