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➝ How Are We to Live? Author Peter Singer – Eiyo.us

How Are We to Live? Singer Suggests That People Who Take An Ethical Approach To Life Often Avoid The Trap Of Meaninglessness, Finding A Deeper Satisfaction In What They Are Doing Than Those People Whose Goals Are Narrower And Self Centered He Spells Out What He Means By An Ethical Approach To Life And Shows That It Can Bring About Significant And Far Reaching Changes To One S Life How Are We To Live Explores The Way In Which Standard Contemporary Assumptions About Human Nature And Self Interest Have Led To A World That Is Fraught With Social And Environmental Problems Singer Asks Whether Selfishness Is In Our Genes And Concludes That We Do Not Have To Accept The Bleak View Of Human Nature Sometimes Believed To Be Inevitable, Given Our Evolutionary Origins.

<Epub> ➝ How Are We to Live?  Author Peter Singer – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 262 pages
  • How Are We to Live?
  • Peter Singer
  • English
  • 16 June 2017
  • 0879759666

    10 thoughts on “ ➝ How Are We to Live? Author Peter Singer – Eiyo.us


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    As I write, this book is 22 years old, but as relevant now as ever for anyone feeling lost and wondering what we can do about Life and the state of the world 1993 was before the online world of social media and the likes of global petitions that clickivists can use to instantly express their displeasure with unethical treatment of people and animals and share it with others It is such a delight to read a well written philosophical discussion of what ethics means and what it means in people s As I write, this book is 22 years old, but as relevant now as ever for anyone feeling lost and wondering what we can do about Life and the state of the world 1993 was before the online world of social media and the likes of global petitions that clickivists can use to instantly express their displeasure with unethical treatment of people and animals and share it with others It is such a delight to read a well written ...


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    Even though this book was written in the 90 s, it still applies today, and even stronger It can be seen as a critique on recent problems within our global economical crisis Peter Singer is an Australian philosopher on practical ethics and bio ethics in general which is famous for his book on animal rights Animal Liberation Animal rights clearly are one of the most important subjects for him and is a recurring theme in this book as well, besides the fact that he consciously tried to avoi Even though this book was written in the 90 s, it still applies today, and even stronger It can be seen as a critique on recent problems within our global economical crisis Peter Singer is an Australian philosopher on practical et...


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    While the thesis itself was fairly convincing, I d encountered a lot of the concepts before so it didn t feel particularly new or groundbreaking That being said, his arguments when he talked about the individualism collectivism contrast in cultures with Japan as a case study to argue that societies can function successfully while putting the self interest of individuals in the back seat was actually pretty interesting And his examples of heroism in WWII made me tear up And this quote made m While the thesis itself was fairly convincing, I d encountered a lot of the concepts before so it didn t feel particularly new or groundbreaking That being said, his arguments when he talked about the individualism collectivism contrast in cultures with Japan as a case study to argue that societies can function successfully while putting the self interest of individuals in the back seat was actually pretty interesting And his examples of heroism in WWII made me tear up And this quote made me think about time, and imperfect, impermanent endeavours in a new way We should not, however, think of our efforts as wasted unless they endure forever, or even for a very long time If we regard time as a fourth dimension, then we can think of the universe, throughout all the t...


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    Singer is an interesting guy, but this isn t some of his interesting work It s written at, basically, a high school level and relies heavily on having a constituency that agrees with him.If you don t agree with Singer going into the text, it s hard to come away agreeing with him I ve been empathetic to Singer s position reading some of histechnical work on ethics, but this particular book is pretty weak when it comes to convincing me of anything.Singer s positions are interesting, and I Singer is an interesting guy, but this isn t some of his interesting w...


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    This is old school Peter Singer so some of his ideas have evolved since he wrote it, but I always enjoy his discussions about how and why we should seek to live ethical lives.


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    Another great one from Pete.This book can fairly tidily be divided into two halves the first a fairly populist warning about the law of psychological diminishing returns in persuing wealth the second the psychological benefits of leading an ethical life.The first half we have heard before but perhaps not so well researched and certainly not so rigorously and carefully argued We have also heard a lot of genetic and evolutionary reasons for ethical behaviour, but rather than focusing on how we Another great one from Pete.This book can fairly tidily be divided into two halves the first a fairly populist warning about the law of psychological diminishing returns in persuing wealth the second the psychological benefits of leading an ethical life.The first half we have heard before but perhaps not so well researched and certainly not so rigorously and carefully argued We have also heard a lot of genetic and evolutionary reasons for ethical behaviour, but rather than focusing on how we are fundamentally selfish as some sensationalist writers might like to polemicise, ...


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    Peter Singer is a philosopher who has aimed to change the world In doing so he is both greatly admired and vilified This books and his other works have persuaded many to be vegans or vegetarians and give a large part of their income to the poorest He aims at persuading people to reduce suffering by promoting an ethical life.It is an easily readable philosophical and practical defence of a utilitarian ethic of giving maximum satisfaction to fulfilling the desires of all feeling creatures Sing Peter Singer is a philosopher who has aimed to change the world In doing so he is both greatly admired and vilified This books and his other works have persuaded many to be vegans or vegetarians and give a large part of their income to the poorest He aims at persuading people to reduce suffering by promoting an ethical life.It is an easily readable philosophical and practical defence of a utilitarian ethic of giving maximum satisfaction to fulfilling the desires of all fee...


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    This is an amazing book, full of thought provoking ideas, if not a one size fits all solution It speaks about the power of encouragement with the example of the dolphin that helps injured animals to the surface That freedom is a choice we make, even if that choice is limited by our environment The Japanese experience was fascinating in that it is different to the ideology of the West Where loyalty to the company is everything and is promoted from the kinder garden He describes envy as the p This is an amazing book, full of thought provoking ideas, if not a one size fits all solution It speaks about the power of encouragement with the example of the dolphin that helps injured animals to the surface That freedom is a choice we make, even if that choice is limited by ...


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    I read this book with the expectation that it would challenge some of my views, so my disappointment is not that Singer didn t validate all my personal opinons I went in ready to debate and argue and question my own fundamental beliefs, and I felt like Singer was unwilling to do the same Singer assumed a lot of value judgements without any attempt to rigorously show why he considered them valid He then used these obviously we all feel the same way values as premises throughout the book Wel I read this book with the expectation that it woul...

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