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Food for thought : the debate over eating meat

Author: S F Sapontzis
Publisher: Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2004.
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Food for thought.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2004
(OCoLC)605716220
Online version:
Food for thought.
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607356544
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S F Sapontzis
ISBN: 1591021189 9781591021186
OCLC Number: 53315230
Description: 382 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: section 1: A controversy with a long past. A very brief history of philosophical vegetarianism and its influence / Daniel Dombrowski --
section 2: What anthropology and medicine have to tell us about eating meat. What is our natural diet, and should we really care? / Randall Collura --
Vegetarianism : the healthy alternative / Neal Barnard and Kristine Kieswer --
Nutritional risks of vegan diets / Johanna T. Dwyer and Franklin M. Loew --
section 3: The recent philosophical debate over the moral status of animals and its implications for our diet. The basic argument for vegetarianism / James Rachels --
The conscientious carnivore / Roger Scruton --
The right not to be eaten / Evelyn B. Pluhar --
Animal liberation : vegetarianism as protest / Peter Singer --
Utilitarianism and moral vegetarianism again : protest or effectiveness? / R.G. Frey --
Why it's wrong to eat animals raised and slaughtered for food / Bart Gruzalski --
Vegetarianism and the ethics of virtue / Stephen R.L. Clark --
A critique of the alleged moral basis of vegetarianism / Carl Cohen --
section 4: Traditional and contemporary religious teachings about our relation to animals. The Jewish diet and vegetarianism / Roberta Kalechofsky --
Christians are what Christians eat / Tom Regan --
The theological debate about meat eating / Andrew Linzey --
The consumption of animals and the Catholic tradition / John Berkman --
Is vegetarianism un-Islamic? / Richard C. Foltz --
Eastern religions and the eating of meat / James Gaffney --
Ask your brother for forgiveness : animal respect in Native American traditions / Rod Preece --
section 5: The feminist debate over the relation between the treatment of animals and of women. The sexual politics of meat / Carol J. Adams --
A paradox of ethical vegetarianism : unfairness to women and children / Kathryn Paxton George --
Contextual moral vegetarianism / Deane Curtin --
Empathy and vegetarian commitments / Lori Gruen --
section 6: The environmental debate over respecting predatory nature and protecting animals. Bambi lovers versus tree huggers / Ned Hettinger --
Vegetarianism, predation, and respect for nature / Jennifer Everett --
Moderation, morals, and meat / Frederick Ferre --
Vegetarianism and ecofeminism : toppling patriarchy with a fork / Marti Kheel --
section 7: Which is more important, respecting cultural diversity or protecting animals? Animals and ecology : toward a better integration / Val Plumwood --
Subsistence hunting / Gary L. Comstock.
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