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Euthanasia and the Right to Die
By Dr. Sam Vaknin. A rather thorough look at the euthanasia / right-to-die issue.
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april 2007 by mcmire
Taking Life: Humans
By Peter Singer, excerpted from Practical Ethics, 2nd edition, Cambridge, 1993, pp. 175-217. Covers the different types of euthanasia, and when it is and is not justified.
engl122  paper5  research  PeterSinger  bioethics  euthanasia  infanticide  morality  philosophy  preference  utilitarianism  value-of-life  personhood  antireligion 
april 2007 by mcmire
Ethics and Disability: A Response to Koch (PDF)
By Peter Singer, for Point/Counterpoint, The Journal of Disability Policy Studies 16.2 (Feb. 2005) p. 130-133. VERY good resource.
engl122  paper5  research  PeterSinger  article  euthanasia  infanticide  philosophy  utilitarianism  value-of-life  antireligion  rationalism  bioethics  suffering  speciesism 
april 2007 by mcmire
"Professor Death"
By Victor Frolke, for Salon, June 25, 2001. Story about and Interview with Peter Singer about animal rights and euthanasia.
engl122  paper5  research  article  story  interview  PeterSinger  euthanasia  infanticide  utilitarianism  philosophy  animal-rights  suffering  value-of-life  bioethics 
april 2007 by mcmire
Living and Dying
By Jill Neimark, for Psychology Today, January, 1999. An interview with Peter Singer about his views, especially euthanasia and the value of life.
engl122  paper5  research  article  interview  PeterSinger  euthanasia  infanticide  utilitarianism  philosophy  animal-rights  antireligion  suffering  value-of-life  bioethics 
april 2007 by mcmire
Cover Story: Peter Singer
By Bob Abernethy, for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, September 10, 1999.
engl122  paper5  research  PeterSinger  story  article  interview  euthanasia  infanticide  animal-rights  world-poverty  utilitarianism  philosophy 
april 2007 by mcmire
Pulling Back the Curtain on the Mercy Killing of Newborns
By Peter Singer, for the Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2005. Subdividing conditions in which infanticide is okay into three categories. Also, more about the Netherlands and whether infant mortality rates are really as low as pro-life people think they are.
engl122  paper5  article  research  PeterSinger  euthanasia  infanticide  suffering  bioethics  medicine  health-care  utilitarianism  philosophy 
april 2007 by mcmire
The Escalator of Reason
By Peter Singer, excerpted from How Are We to Live?, 1995, pp. 226-235. We can find fulfillment in our lives by aiming to improve the world NOW, not waiting for a "distant utopian future" where life will be free from suffering.
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april 2007 by mcmire
Is Our Changing Definition of Death for the Better?
By Peter Singer, for USA Today, May 18, 1995. Singer says yes. More bashing of America for not accepting that some lives are just not worth living and for holding onto the traditional ideas of the sanctity of life.
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april 2007 by mcmire
When Slaughter Makes Sense
By Peter Singer and Karen Dawn, for Newsday, Feb. 8, 2004. If people are upset by watching animals who are feared to have SARS being slaughtered, why are they not disturbed by the daily murdering of animals for food or clothes?
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april 2007 by mcmire
Taking Humanism Beyond Speciesism
By Peter Singer, for Free Inquiry 24.6 (Oct/Nov 2004), p. 19-21. Singer criticizes religion, esp. Christianity, for feeding ridiculous prejudices into the minds of people. The largest of these prejudices? Speciesism.
engl122  paper5  article  research  PeterSinger  speciesism  humanism  anti-religion  animal-rights  utilitarianism  philosophy  morality 
april 2007 by mcmire
The Sanctity of Life
By Peter Singer, for Foreign Policy, Sept/Oct 2005. A look into the future, where Singer says all this nonsense about stem-cell research, euthanasia, and the "sanctity of life" will pass.
engl122  paper5  article  research  PeterSinger  utilitarianism  morality  philosophy  euthanasia  infanticide  value-of-life  stem-cell-research  prediction  death 
april 2007 by mcmire
Devaluing Life
By Peter Singer, for Project Syndicate, Jan. 2006
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april 2007 by mcmire
The False Philosophy of Peter Singer
By Jenny Teichman. <The New Criterion v. 11 (April 1993) p. 25-30>
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april 2007 by mcmire
Peter Singer and "Lives Not Worth Living"
By Per Sundstrom. A criticism against Singer's argument that, just as a broken leg should be mended to improve the owner's life, a life that is not worth living should be terminated. <Journal of Medical Ethics v. 21 (February 1995) p. 35-8>
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april 2007 by mcmire
The Dangerous Philosopher
By Michael Specter. Biography on Peter Singer, his recently appointed post at Princeton, and a summary/history of his radical views on the value of human life. <The New Yorker v. 75 no. 25 (September 6 1999) p. 46-50+>
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april 2007 by mcmire
Life and Death at Princeton
By George F. Will. Australian philosopher Peter Singer has been appointed to a tenured professorship of bioethics at Princeton. (summary of his views) <Newsweek v. 134 no. 11 (September 13 1999) p. 80+>
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april 2007 by mcmire
Princeton's Gradgrind
The appointment of Australian philosopher Peter Singer to the chair of bioethics at Princeton University has provoked considerable controversy. (...brief summary on Singer's views) <Commonweal v. 126 no. 16 (September 24 1999) p. 5-6>
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april 2007 by mcmire
Is Singer's Ethics Speciesist?
By Roger Fjellstrom. In an itellectual criticism of Singer's ethical theories, Fjellstrom posits that Singer's views do betray favoritism toward humans, and therefore are inconsistent, though not illogical. <Environmental Values 12.1 (Feb. 2003) p. 91-106
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april 2007 by mcmire
Unspeakable Conversations, or How I Spent One Day as a Token Cripple at Princeton University
By Harriet McBride Johnson. Johnson, a victim of a muscle-eating disease, criticizes Singer's idea that the lives of disabled people are not as worth living as those of healthy people.
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april 2007 by mcmire
Peter Singer
By Nicholas Fearn. Profile of the Australian utilitarian ethicist and leader of the animal liberation movement, Peter Singer, and his non-humanist spin on utilitarianism. <New Statesman (London) 132 (1996; July 14 2003) p. 25-6>
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april 2007 by mcmire

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