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Writings on an Ethical Life

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.940 (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:940
  1. D John Doyle, associate professor of anaesthesia
  1. University of Toronto

    Peter Singer


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    Fourth Estate, £15, pp 381 ISBN 1 84115 550 0

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    The New Yorker has called Singer “the most influential living philosopher,” while his critics sometimes call him the most dangerous man in the world. Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University's Center for Human Values, has challenged our most closely held beliefs on infanticide, euthanasia, and the moral status of animals. This volume presents a comprehensive collection of his best and most provocative writings on animal rights, environmental accountability, abortion, euthanasia, and the ethics of our responsibility for the world's poor.

    Two fundamental ethical precepts are at the heart of …

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