In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave

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Peter Singer
Wiley, Aug 26, 2005 - Philosophy - 264 pages
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Bringing together new essays by philosophers and activists, In Defense of Animals: The Second Wave highlights the new challenges facing the animal rights movement.
  • Exciting new collection edited by controversial philosopher Peter Singer, who made animal rights into an international concern when he first published In Defence of Animals and Animal Liberation over thirty years ago
  • Essays explore new ways of measuring animal suffering, reassess the question of personhood, and draw highlight tales of effective advocacy
  • Lays out “Ten Tips for Activists”, taking the reader beyond ethical theory and into the day-to-day campaigns for animal rights
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    Singer (bioethics, Princeton Univ.; Animal Liberation ) is widely considered to be the father of the animal rights movement. This collection, first published in 1985, revises some of the original ... Read full review

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    This is the most comprehensive book I've read on human relations with non-human animals. I've read a few books on factory farming, but here Singer also collects essays discussing arguments for and ... Read full review

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    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 is also editor of four other titles for Blackwell: A Companion to Ethics (1991), A Companion to Bioethics (with Helga Kuhse, 1999), The Moral of the Story: An Anthology of Ethics Through Literature (with Renata Singer, 2005), and Bioethics: An Anthology (with Helga Kuhse, 2nd edn., 2006).

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