2023 READING LIST

UPDATE!

Well, 2022 turned into a busy year for me. So busy, in fact, that I barely had time to ready anything. I have manage to make my way through a few books including the first three Hardy Boys novels, Full Throttle by Joe Hill, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King and I’m currently chipping away at If it Bleeds, also by Stephen King, but the bulk of my planned list went entirely neglected. Here’s to a more literary 2023 for me!

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Provocative essays on real-world ethical questions from the world’s most influential philosopher

Peter Singer is often described as the world’s most influential philosopher. He is also one of its most controversial. The author of important books such as Animal Liberation, Practical Ethics, Rethinking Life and Death, and The Life You Can Save, he helped launch the animal rights and effective altruism movements and contributed to the development of bioethics. Now, in Ethics in the Real World, Singer shows that he is also a master at dissecting important current events in a few hundred words.

In this book of brief essays, he applies his controversial ways of thinking to issues like climate change, extreme poverty, animals, abortion, euthanasia, human genetic selection, sports doping, the sale of kidneys, the ethics of high-priced art, and ways of increasing happiness. Singer asks whether chimpanzees are people, smoking should be outlawed, or consensual sex between adult siblings should be decriminalized, and he reiterates his case against the idea that all human life is sacred, applying his arguments to some recent cases in the news. In addition, he explores, in an easily accessible form, some of the deepest philosophical questions, such as whether anything really matters and what is the value of the pale blue dot that is our planet. The collection also includes some more personal reflections, like Singer’s thoughts on one of his favorite activities, surfing, and an unusual suggestion for starting a family conversation over a holiday feast.

Provocative and original, these essays will challenge―and possibly change―your beliefs about a wide range of real-world ethical questions.

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