Animal Liberation: The Definitive Classic of the Animal by Peter Singer

By Peter Singer

The groundbreaking ebook that challenged the ethics of our therapy of animals and jump-started the animal rights movement—with a brand new preface by means of the writer

First released in 1975, Animal Liberation created a sensation upon its unlock, shaking the world's philosophical and animal-protection circles to their cores. Now, 40 years later, Peter Singer's landmark paintings nonetheless looms huge as a foundational and canonical textual content of animal advocacy. Arguing that every one beings able to affliction deserve equivalent attention, Singer contends that the one justifiable therapy of animals is that which maximizes strong and minimizes anguish. In interpreting the cruelty of manufacturing unit farming and the exploitation, either advertisement and medical, of laboratory animals, he identifies a type of "ethical blindness" and demands political action.

an ethical take-heed call from the most influential and arguable ethicists of our time, Animal Liberation tackles an emotionally charged social factor with a compelling rational argument in a rousing and riveting read.

This e-book gains an illustrated biography of Peter Singer, together with infrequent images from the author's own assortment.

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26 : QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWING Individual and Group Interviews It is not just the interviewer’s agenda and research interests that structure the interaction in an interview. Unsurprisingly, the number of interviewees also plays an important role. As the history of interviewing testifies, as recounted earlier in this chapter, the standard format of qualitative interviewing is with one person interviewing another person. 1) and will be the focus of this book, but many other varieties exist that deserve to be mentioned.

165). Variation, diversity, informality, and an active interviewer are the key words, and the interview process, for Potter and Wetherell, is meant to lead to articulations of the “interpretative repertoires” of the interviewees, but without the interviewer investigating the legitimacy of these repertoires in the interview situation or the respondent’s ways of justifying them. This is in contrast to Socratic and other confronting variants of active interviews, which are designed not just to map participants’ understandings and beliefs, but also to study the extent to which participants can justify their understandings and beliefs.

She has enjoyed the days destined for her. But stealing is bad. Our sacred scriptures tell that sometimes stealing is an act of dharma. If by stealing for you I can save your life, then it is an act of dharma. But one cannot steal for his wife or his offspring or for himself. If he does that, it is simply stealing. Interviewer: If I steal for myself, then it’s a sin? Babaji: Yes. Interviewer: But in this case I am stealing for my wife, not for me. Babaji: But your wife is yours. Interviewer: Doesn’t Ashok have a duty or obligation to steal the drug?

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