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    • 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

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
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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
    • Holy hell

    • By Mark on 11-25-16

    Regular price: $23.09

    • 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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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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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.

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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

    • 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

    • Marx: A Very Short Introduction

    • By: Peter Singer
    • Narrated by: Kyle Munley
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 101
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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
    • Recomendadísimo. Hay demasiada claridad en el libr

    • By Carlos Mario Cortés H. on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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