Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence. Peter Unger.

Living High & Letting Die; Our Illusion of Innocence

New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. [7], viii-xii, [2], 3-187, [1] pp. Bound in black cloth with silver lettering on the spine. One gathering (four leaves) bound upside down. Following in the footsteps of Peter Singer's landmark essay "Famine, Affluence, and Morality", Unger examines a number of difficult moral thought-experiments and typical reactions to them. He argues that our moral intuitions are often based on confusion brought about by psychological tendencies rather than our true moral commitments. Ultimately, Unger develops an argument in favor of the claim that it is morally wrong to fail to lessen the suffering of people who are distant from us. A very attractive copy of Unger's influential book. Very near Fine / Fine. Item #00009146

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