"Writings on an Ethical Life offers a comprehensive collection of Singer's best and most provocative writing, as chosen by Singer himself. Among the controversial subjects addressed are the moral status of animals, environmental accountability, abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and the ultimate choice of living an ethical life. This book provides an unsurpassed one-volume view of both the underpinnings and the applications of Singer's governing philosophy."--BOOK JACKET.
- The Nature of Ethics: Moral experts, from Analysis; About ethics, from Practical Ethics
- Across the Species Barrier: Preface to the 1975 edition, from Animal Liberation; All animals are equal..., from Animal Liberation; Tools for research, from Animal Liberation; Down on the factory farm... from Animal Liberation; A vegetarian philosophy, from Consuming Passions; Bridging the gap; Environmental values, from The Environmental Challenge
- Saving and Taking Human Life: Famine, affluence and morality, from Philosophy and public affairs; The Singer solution to world poverty, from The New York Times Magazine; What's wrong with killing?, from Practical Ethics; Taking life: the embryo and the fetus, from Practical Ethics; Prologue, from Rethinking Life and Death; Is the sanctity of life ethic terminally ill?, from Bioethics; Justiying infanticide, from Practical Ethics; Justifying voluntary euthanasia, from Practical Ethics; Euthanasia: emerging from Hitler's shadow; In place of the old ethic, from Rethinking Life and Death
- Ethics, Self-Interest and Politics: The Ultimate choice, from How are We to Live?; Living ethically, from How are We to Live?; The Good life, from How are We to Live?; Darwin for the Left, from Prospect; A Meaningful life, from Ethics into Action
- Autobiographical notes: Animal liberation: a personal view, from Between the Species; On being silenced in Germany, from The New York Review of Books; An interview.