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.
Excellent book with sound arguments
The Importance of Logic and Reasoning
Human beings are not the beings we think we are, I’d argue. The many ways in which we justify our exploitation of other sentient beings are often, and perhaps ubiquitously, fallacious, and thoroughly debunked in this book
Absolute Reason and Truth
I can say nothing more than this book changed my life. Knowledge is power and the contents of this book has not only made me aware of great suffering but liberated me from the chains of behaviors I had taken for granted.