Author: Peter Singer
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2015-04-14
The groundbreaking and “important” book about animal rights by the author of Ethics in the Real World—including a new preface (Chicago Tribune). 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.
Every cow just wants to be happy. Every chicken just wants to be free. Every bear, dog, or mouse experiences sorrow and feels pain as intensely as any of us humans do. In a compelling appeal to reason and human kindness, Matthieu Ricard here takes the arguments from his best-sellers Altruism and Happiness to their logical conclusion: that compassion toward all beings, including our fellow animals, is a moral obligation and the direction toward which any enlightened society must aspire. He chronicles the appalling sufferings of the animals we eat, wear, and use for adornment or "entertainment," and submits every traditional justification for their exploitation to scientific evidence and moral scrutiny. What arises is an unambiguous and powerful ethical imperative for treating all of the animals with whom we share this planet with respect and compassion.
Author: Lawrence W. Baker
Release Date: 2015-04-21
Through the use of primary source documents, readers can learn about key opinions and legislation in the important field of animal rights and welfare—a current and highly relevant topic. • Provides extensive coverage of a variety of topics, ranging from historic events and information to the latest developments in the field of animal rights and welfare • Presents an impartial, balanced representation of various political/moral perspectives on the issues in animals rights and welfare • Offers primary source material—such as the Wild Horse Annie Act of 1959—that enables readers to review the exact text of important legislation • Gives readers the resources to draw their own informed conclusions by providing opposing perspectives on often-polarizing animal rights and welfare issues, such as the morality of using animals for industrial and medical research, restoring wolves to former hunting grounds, and keeping highly intelligent dolphins and Orcas in captivity • Includes supplemental material that provides additional context
Author: John Berkman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2014-12-09
NON-HUMAN ANIMALS Volume 3, Number 2, June 2014 Edited by John Berkman, Charles C. Camosy, and Celia Deane-Drummond Introduction: Catholic Moral Theology and the Moral Status of Non-Human Animals John Berkman and Celia Deane-Drummond From Theological Speciesism to a Theological Ethology: Where Catholic Moral Theology Needs to Go John Berkman Animals, Evil, and Family Meals Julie Rubio The Use of Non-Human Animals in Biomedical Research: Can Moral Theology Fill the Gap? Charles C. Camosy and Susan Kopp Evolutionary Perspectives on Inter-Morality and Inter-Species Relationships Interrogated in the Light of the Rise and Fall of Homo sapiens sapiens Celia Deane-Drummond Moral Passions: A Thomistic Interpretation of Moral Emotions in Nonhuman and Human Animals Jean Porter Speaking Theologically of Animal Rights James E. Helmer
Author: Paul B. Thompson
Release Date: 1991-01-01
A dozen wide ranging and speculative essays provide an appraisal of the US government's agricultural policy, and argue strongly for changes giving ethical and societal values equal weight with concerns for production and consumption. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Understanding the Tanya guides the reader through one of the most extraordinary books of moral teachings ever written. The Tanya is a seminal document in both the study of Hasidic thought and of Kabbalah—Jewish mysticism. With a keen understanding of the profound struggles within the human soul, the Tanya helps us understand how we can raise ourselves to higher and higher spiritual levels. Timeless in its approach, the Tanya addresses specific moral problems and dilemmas and delves into their root causes, distilling the universal predicaments of humankind and offering solutions that can change the way we view ourselves and conduct our lives. The Tanya explores the workings of the soul and examines the complexities, doubts, and drives within all of us as expressions of a single basic problem—the struggle between our Godly and animal souls.
It's a fact: twins experience life differently than singleton children. They're compared to each other in everything from athletics to academics. They encounter unique social issues (what happens when one child is invited to a social outing while her twin is not?). They can even have difficulty forming deep relationships outside of the twinship. Yet no book effectively helps parents navigate these unique emotional challenges--until now. In the first book written on the emotional needs of twins, Twinsight: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Twins bypasses the usual discussions on how to pay for two tuitions (a conundrum, to be sure!) and instead tackles deeper questions: How do you help twins feel like individuals? Should they be expected to be each other's caretaker? How can a parent avoid comparing? How can you encourage relationships outside the twinship? and more! Drawing on over seventy interviews with adult twins and their non-twin siblings, as well as expert insights from educators and psychologists and exhaustive research, author Dara Lovitz offers parents a definitive roadmap to raising emotionally healthy twins now and into the future.