Animal Liberation. Die Befreiung Der Tiere
The Book That Started A Revolution
Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere -- inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal experimentation of years past.
In this newly revised and expanded edition, author P...more
On a very simple analysis, if you are guilty about existing and using the planets resources then this book will confirm your views and help you to rationalise your thoughts.
If you feel that you are part of nature and have every right to exist and survive (just like every other creature) then you can...more
Most people have never thought about "speciesism." In the same way that "racism" and "sexism" (among other baseless prejudices) were once very-little questioned and/or accepted as "normal," the idea of "speciesism" has pervaded our thinking for much, much longer. Singer essentially outlines this complete (and baseless) bias...more
Modern philosopher Peter Singer argues--both abstractly and with detailed, concrete examples--that we are currently "speciesist" who must acknowledge that animals may not be our intellectual equals, but the relevant question is whether they, like we, suffer. He documents how they can and do, both psychologically and physically, in animal experimen...more
As an animal rights advocate for about 8 years, I figured that it was finally time to read "Animal Liberation", hailed as the "Bible" of the modern animal rights movement. Altogether, the book was somewhat disappointing - it's a philosophy book without much philosophical discussion!
Singer does an excellent job of detailing the evils and follies of animal experimentation and animal agriculture. Though the first edition was released before I was e...more
Maybe "Animal Liberation" had some points compared to the times it was written but...more
This book has always seemed like something I should be able to say I've read, because of my interests in philosophy as well as my concern about the atrocities humanity commits against members of other species and my efforts to eat vegan. If I haven't read it yet, it might just be because I feel like I'm already sold, but I found it for $...more
Animal liberation must have been a shocking book, a revelation to many people about the unfair use and abuse animals suffer because of our insatiable look for pleasure, our ignoran...more
This book should be updated, but animal welfare hasn't changed so much that the issues presented are in any way irrelevant today. I don't agree with all his views on this subject and don't have to--the message is still as strong as ever, and it's an important enough work to make it the rare thing I really wish everyone would read... if they're at all interested in maintainin...more
In fact, my complaint with this book is the same as my complaint with welfarism and utilitarian theories of animal ethics as a whole: it acknowledges the problem of animal abuse without strikin...more
Animal Liberation is most often described as a seminal work, and it certainly was for me. The author describes ideas and values I had been feeling but simply hadn’t the ability to put into words. In addition, this was the first place I learned about factory farming. While...more
I had to read this book twice to fully understand the big points in this book. I gave it three stars because sometimes I felt the Peter Singer was so wordy that you couldn't really tell whether he was right or not. I feel like his basic plan was to overwhelm the reader so that he looked like he made a good arguement when really he could be defending Jello for all I knew.
That being said, I did think Singer creat...more
I love Peter Singer, but ethics and morality are about a human's relationship with another human. The instinct against cruelty to animals arises from the analogy between our species and certain other accessible...more
Singer starts with an argument that our worldview reinforces "speciesism," a prejudice akin to racism and sexism. His argument is strong enough, i...more
I must agree with the approach of philosopher, animal rights activist, English jurist, philosopher, & legal reform...more
I assumed that it would be just philosophicaly centered all the way through, with a few references here and there to shed light on what animals actualy go through behind the scenes. I was pleasently surprised that he dedicated two whole chapters to describing the realities behind animal testing and factory farming.
He has served, on two occasions, as chair of phil...more