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Animal Liberation

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The groundbreaking book that challenged the ethics of our treatment of animals and jump-started the animal rights movement—with a new preface by the author
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, forty 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. In examining the cruelty of factory farming and the exploitation, both commercial and scientific, of laboratory animals, he identifies a kind of "ethical blindness" and calls for political action.

A moral wake-up call from one of the most influential and controversial ethicists of our time, Animal Liberation tackles an emotionally charged social issue with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting read.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 14, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781497645592
  • Release date: April 14, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781497645592
  • File size: 2061 KB
  • Release date: April 14, 2015

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:1360
Text Difficulty:11-12

The groundbreaking book that challenged the ethics of our treatment of animals and jump-started the animal rights movement—with a new preface by the author
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, forty 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. In examining the cruelty of factory farming and the exploitation, both commercial and scientific, of laboratory animals, he identifies a kind of "ethical blindness" and calls for political action.

A moral wake-up call from one of the most influential and controversial ethicists of our time, Animal Liberation tackles an emotionally charged social issue with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting read.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, including rare photos from the author's personal collection.


Expand title description text