Essays Tagged: "Peter Singer"

Animal ethics

at the big picture which includes the animals and its environment.I will first look at the views of Peter Singer, who is a utilitarian. A utilitarian is someone who believes the greatest amount of goo ...

(7 pages) 310 1 2.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

"Animals Have No Say". This essay is about animal rights.

needless suffering on animals. "In the final half of the 20th century, another ethical philosopher Peter Singer and others attempted to show that a duty not to harm animals follows straightforwardly ...

(15 pages) 349 1 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Affirmative Debate Case Arguing, Resolved: As a general principle, individuals have an obligation to value the common good above their own interests.

looked after must be extended to the interests of others." It is because I agree with this quote by Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, that I must stand in firm affirmation of ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

An essay on Peter Singer, the author of Famine, Affluence, and Morality.

Peter Singer, the author of Famine, Affluence, and Morality, attempts to distinguish between obligat ...

(3 pages) 143 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

What might christians think about the use of animals in medical research?

using animals for scientific experiments based on the human and nature relationship philosophies of Peter Singer, that humans are not completely above nature, focusing primarily on animals. Singer cal ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"All Animals Are Equal"

In order to understand Peter Singer's article "All Animals Are Equal", one has to look at his viewpoint and perspective. Si ...

(4 pages) 233 3 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Discussion of the Sanctity of Life Principle in reference to why it should be abandoned - use of medical examples used to support contention

imination, it is the pleasurable qualities of life that we value. I will be using arguments made by Peter Suber and Peter Singer in order to back up my contention.The SofLP subscribes to the view that ... P. (1999) Practical Ethics, 2nd edition, United States of America, Cambridge University PressSuber, Peter (1996) "Against the Sanctity of Life" (acc ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

When Do You Believe It Is Okay To Kill?

example of keeping someone alive when they don't want to be is the example of Nancy Crick shown in Peter Singer's documentary, who wanted to end her own life in a peaceful way because she believed sh ... ould be legally capable to end a life in the same way vets do animals.Another example of this is in Peter Singer's "Writings on an Ethical Life", where baby Andrew was being kept alive, even though bo ...

(3 pages) 53 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Environmental Ethics:Animal Rights

thics. I will prove this by showing that such philosophers who have practiced animal rights such as Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Paul Taylor are limited because they are individualistic. This means th ... ook at the big picture, including the animals and its environment.I will first look at the views of Peter Singer, who is a utilitarian. A utilitarian is someone who believes the greatest amount of goo ...

(7 pages) 190 0 2.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


by assisting the poor we will only make ourselves more susceptible to disaster. On the other hand, Peter Singer, author of "Rich and Poor" believes that there is something that can be done to prevent ... saving the others in the world by not using the resources that they share also. On the other hand, Peter Singer explains in his article "Rich and Poor" how there are millions of people around the wor ...

(3 pages) 66 1 2.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

What do we own the animals and how and why do we owe it to them? Kant, Singer

e for theiractions"(emp138). To him animals are here for our ends, to owe them nothing.According to Peter Singer we owe animals the same respect as humans. He believes thatthere are always differences ... an animal for expieriments is wrong. We wouldnot expieriment on humans so why should we on animals.Peter Singer uses the analogy of how we uprise in liberation to changethe way we see and treat other ...

(2 pages) 73 0 2.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"Sanctity of Life or the Quality of Life Principle, is society forced into a moral vacuum?"

In a paper 'Against the Sanctity of Life', Peter Suber writes:Modern life-prolonging technologies have sharpened some ancient dilemmas on the v ... ethinking process must lead to the abandonment of the traditional doctrine of the sanctity of life. Peter Singer and Jonathan Glover both argue for a similar view. Are they right?Modern medicine has b ... f the traditional doctrine of sanctity of life can continue to serve as an indisputable moral rule. Peter Suber in his paper "Against the Sanctity of Life" argues that we must abandon the traditional ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.6 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Famine, Affluence and Morality", article by Peter Singer.

In "Famine, Affluence, and Morality" Peter Singer argues that affluent individuals, in fact, almost all of us are living deeply immoral l ...

(3 pages) 110 0 2.1 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The effect of Repetition in the acquisition of Knowledge

s concept is engraved as one of my beliefs. Lately I have read an article about a philosopher named Peter Singer who suggested that if parents give birth to a hemophiliac, they would be better off kil ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"One World" by Peter Singer: Globalization

poor. In his book, One World: The Ethics of Globalization, one of the world's leading philosophers, Peter Singer, asserts that "…how well we come through the era of globalization (perhaps if we ... ney will be used to improve the lives of its citizens.After much consideration I have accepted that Peter Singer's assertion is valid. Singer was not afraid to tackle important issues and to explain t ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Every Woman Should Have The Right To Do What She W

tilised egg and a person, and argue that without personhood a foetus does not have a right to life. Peter Singer points to the example that an acorn eventually develops into a tree, but an acorn is no ...

(8 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Global Economy

of another country above our own? When should we be held responsible for our actions? According to Peter Singer the world today has started to move away from independent nations and into a global com ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science


ife begins and when the fertilized egg is considered a human life. Even today, philosophers such as Peter Singer who view abortions as being justified in some cases and Alasdair MacIntyre who believes ... ce. I believe that what defines a living soul is what the individual person feels toward the fetus. Peter Singer has challenged, what he believes to be the central argument against abortion which is " ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Something Smells Fishy with Commercial Fishing

on a stricter basis because of the excessive amounts of bycatch and the damage is does to seabeds. Peter Singer and Jim Mason explain in their book, The Way we Eat: Why our Food Choices Matter, that ...

(9 pages) 1445 0 0.0 Jun/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Oceanography

Synthesis Tom Regan, Carl Cohen, Peter Singer in terms of animal right

Thanh NguyenProfessor: Miller H. BrownENGL 1A11/21/10WA#6SynthesisTom Regan, Carl Cohen, Peter SingerAnimal rights are one of the most controversial issues today. There has been endless deb ... m is an action that is not morally justifiable. In addition, in his article "All Animal Are Equal", Peter Singer, an Australian philosopher, has many points which show us that we have responsibilities ... e, should have equal inherent values and equal rights while being treated with respect.In addition, Peter Singer agrees with Regan that all animals are morally equal, at least with regard to their suf ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies