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In exploring the subject of human ethics one will encounter numerous persons with their own views and opinions about the subject in discussion In Applied Ethics by editor and Professor of Philosophy Peter Singer the arguments and main points touched upon and explored seem to correlate well with the lessons learned in this course as well as many of Hinmans own writings In this critical analysis I will describe several of the discussions in this book as well as how well they are supported and whether the argument is supportive or not In a chapter titled Judgment Day the author starts with a speech on overpopulation and claims that it was given in front of a college audience in 1970 He asks the audience about the moral situation of killing the 11th man of 11 random peasants and letting the other 10 go free or killing 10 of them and letting the 11th man go free He then asks the college audience for their responses as if they had to be that 11th man He goes into more detail here of course describing that no matter what we choose we are murderers and he accuses all the students in the crowd of being murderers By the end of the chapter we learn that this speech was not actually given but fictionally made up by the author to make us think and to make us the readers active participants in answering personally the questions he was putting to the audience His support of these moral situations use common knowledge ethical morals and theories and personally feedback from the reader to help form a solid base for his statements in this book The first chapter in the book is titled Death and in this chapter covers most of the main points in the rest of the book As well as discussing what death is or is not the author invokes the
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