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A critique of the moral defense of vegetarianism

Author: Andrew F Smith
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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Is vegetarianism morally defensible? Can one even be a vegetarian? This book asserts that the answers to both these questions is a resounding 'no.' Drawing on the latest research in plant science, systems ecology, environmental philosophy, and cultural anthropology, Andrew F. Smith--himself a long-time vegetarian--shatters the distinction between vegetarianism and omnivorism. He explains how the world would be  Read more...
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Smith, Andrew F., 1972-
Critique of the moral defense of vegetarianism.
New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2016
xiv, 178 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew F Smith
ISBN: 9781137554895 1137554894
OCLC Number: 949274731
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Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 An Unsettling Question; 2 Plant Sentience; 3 Animism; 4 The Closed Loop; 5 Two Objections, One Accommodation; 6 Loose Ends; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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Drawing on research in plant science, systems ecology, environmental philosophy, and cultural anthropology, Andrew F. Smith shatters the distinction between vegetarianism and omnivorism. The book  Read more...

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"Smith offers a powerful and careful argument that contests moral, philosophical, and cultural arguments for vegetarianism and veganism. This is a beautifully readable work. The author's openness to Read more...

 
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